The Technical Training award provides funds for technical staff from developing countries to receive training in New Zealand on equipment, tools or methods to improve the measurement and understanding of livestock greenhouse gas emissions.
This award is designed to support an extended visit of an active technician to increase technical knowledge. The visit must be started within one year of the award is granted and must be completed by 30 June 2020.
The award does NOT support conference visits or short-term stays of less than 6 weeks duration.
The application is assessed by an independent panel of technical and scientific experts appointed by the Ministry for Primary Industries. The assessment panel considers:
- The feasibility of the proposed training program.
- Alignment with known scientific priorities and profile of the applicant’s home organization and the New Zealand host organization.
- The extent to which the training will contribute to building capability in livestock greenhouse gas research in the home organization and country.
Taking into account the panel’s recommendations, the Ministry for Primary Industries then assesses the application’s ‘fit’ with the objectives of the GRA and other Ministry for Primary Industries objectives and priorities before making its funding decision.
The contract will be signed by the applicant, New Zealand host organization, the applicant’s home organization and the NZAGRC.
All funds will be administered through the New Zealand host organization. Once an award has been granted, it is the applicant’s responsibility to work with the New Zealand host organization to make arrangements for travel, accommodation, insurance, and any other logistical requirements. Additional support services, such as follow-up visits by New Zealand technicians to the applicant’s home country, may be arranged in addition to the award on a case-by-case basis at the Ministry for Primary Industries’ discretion.
- The Technical Training award provides funds for technical staff from developing countries to receive training in New Zealand on equipment, tools, or methods to improve the measurement and understanding of livestock greenhouse gas emissions.
- Funding is available for:
- Up to NZD$17,000 for 6 months (pro-rata for less than 6 months) to cover living expenses only (i.e. not the applicant’s salary).
- Up to NZD$5,000 will be provided for return economy class airfares and travel/medical insurance.
- Funds will be made available subject to the approval of a detailed budget including evidence of estimated costs. This information is requested at the full application stage (see below).
To be eligible for a Technical Training Award, you must:
- Have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent tertiary qualification, or be working in a technical research capacity with at least 5 years of experience.
- Work in collaboration with a New Zealand research organization (host).
- Be resident and normally employed on a permanent contract in a research organization (or similar, relevant organization) in a developing country as defined by the OECD list of Overseas Development Assistance recipients: http://www.oecd.org/dac/stats/daclist.htm
- Satisfy New Zealand Government requirements for international entry into New Zealand.
- Be able to speak and understand English to a level sufficient that you can understand technical concepts that will be explained in English.
- Applicants must first submit an Expression Of Interest (EOI) to determine eligibility.
- Forms can be downloaded from the Apply Now link.
- If eligibility is confirmed, the applicant will be invited to submit a full application to be considered by an assessment panel and Ministry for Primary Industries.
- An EOI for a Technical Training Award can be submitted at any time during the year, however, full applications are assessed on a quarterly basis (see Full Application Process for the dates).
Application Deadline: July 30, 2020Application ClosedOfficial link