FRST investment in social R and E
From 1 July 2007, the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology (FRST) will be investing approximately $3m a year in new research focused on social outcomes in New Zealand, in its Building an Inclusive Society portfolio.
The Foundation is in the process of deciding what research to invest in. A draft of the Investment Signals to be used for the process is now available on the FRST website.
The Building an Inclusive Society portfolio has three target outcomes:
- Children and Young People Participating and Succeeding: All children and young people have the opportunity to participate, to succeed and to make contributions that benefit themselves and others.
- Participation in Employment: All New Zealanders have the opportunity to participate in quality, sustainable and productive employment.
- Positive Ageing: All New Zealanders are able to age positively, are highly valued and are recognised as an integral part of families and communities.
The Foundation will be calling for proposals for research that contributes to one or more of these target outcomes. It will invest in projects of $200,000 to $750,000 p.a. for two to five years.
Visit www.frst.govt.nz for further details.