R&D Student grants now open

Innovative New Zealand businesses are invited to apply for funding to hire students as part of the Government’s R&D Student Grants scheme.

The R&D Student Grants, which are administered by Callaghan Innovation, are available this year to R&D active New Zealand companies to employ up to 70 postgraduates and 200 undergraduate students from science, technology, engineering, design, or marketing degrees.

The postgraduate R&D Student Grants will continue to provide businesses with an expanded range of skills – adding design, marketing and commercialisation experience to science, technology and engineering skills – in response to feedback received from companies.

Based on an annual salary of $60,000, the postgraduate R&D Student grants will provide companies with 50% of annual salary costs up to $30,000 (plus GST) to cover the salary of the postgraduate for the first six months.

The undergraduate R&D Student Grants will provide companies with funding of $16 per hour for up to 400 hours of work for a maximum of $6,400 (plus GST).

For further information contact us at students@trg.co.nz