Focus Area Core Funding Round

1. What will be funded in this Round?

2. How comprehensive do I need to be in the funding application?

3. Can I be a co-investigator on two projects?

4. There is up to $2M available for “emergent opportunities” for each Focus Area. Is that part of the current Request for Proposals and if not, how do I apply for that?

Expressions of Interest

5. Does the reference to health promotion in one of the research priorities for the Ageing and Wellbeing focus area, imply adhering to the model contained in the Ottawa Charter?

6. Our programme of research will have several linked projects. Can they be led by people from different departments but all from the same institution, and do these people need to be senior academics/researchers?

7. The Request for Proposals mentions a face-to-face meeting between the Ageing Well directorate and representatives of selected Expressions of Interests. Is this an interview and part of the assessment process?

8. The Expression of Interest (EOI) template mentions that budget for EOI and Full proposal need to be within 5% of each other. What happens if we have to alter our planned Full proposal after the discussions with Ageing Well, or in response to assessing panel feedback?

9. Are diagrams, figures, tables etc included in the Expression of Interest page limits?

10. Can we submit the same or an overlapping proposal to Ageing Well and another funding agency?

Timeline and Contact Information

11. Do we send our proposal directly to Ageing Well?

12. Is there a close-off date and time for questions to ageingwell@otago.ac.nz?

13. How will I find out about the key dates for funding opportunities in 2019-24?

14. Can you please tell me whom shall I contact for any further enquiries?

 

1. What will be funded in this Round? 

  • Outcome focus: The research plan will articulate how transformation will be achieved, in relation to the Focus Area outcome statement, and provide a meaningful performance evaluation framework that will be used to provide evidence of progress towards achieving the outcome.
  • Innovation: Research plans will show innovative, high quality, and potentially transformative research. There is space for high risk/high return work.
  • Coordination and Coherence: The research programme will have strong coordination, with a coherent plan for research delivery.
  • Leadership: Plans will require a recognised leader who will have overall responsibility for the programme, including coordination of activities between collaborators and delivery of the research plan.
  • Best team: Requisite experience and expertise to deliver the planned research programme. The team will be multi-disciplinary and must be multi-organisational, include stakeholders and/or end users and have national reach.
  • Research workforce development: Research programmes will support the acquisition of relevant research skills, including for those working in community settings, when relevant.
  • Outcome equity: The research plan will propose solutions that deliver equitable outcomes for groups, including Māori and Pacific peoples, or make major contributions to addressing existing inequalities.
  • Engagement: Work closely and sustainably with stakeholders and end-users, to influence research direction and drive implementation. Includes expectation of significant co-creation of research plans and partnership in research delivery.
  • Involvement of Māori: At all levels, including stakeholder interactions, research leadership, planning and delivery, and knowledge transfer.

 

2. How comprehensive do I need to be in the funding application?

The Expression of Interest application template identifies the types of information required. The Request for Proposals is not seeking specific projects, but rather for a thematically integrated programme of work (i.e. multidisciplinary, multi-institutional work) in one of our proposed two Focus Areas: Health and Wellbeing in Ageing, and Ageing in Maori. The Challenge is seeking a comprehensive programme of work relating to one of more of the specified research priorities. For more information please visit www.ageingwellchallenge.co.nz.

 

 3. Can I be a co-investigator on two projects?

 

4. There is up to $2M available for “emergent opportunities” for each Focus Area. Is that part of the current Request for Proposals and if not, how do I apply for that?

You are correct that Ageing Well has identified the need to allocate some funding to “emergent opportunities”. This is to allow the Challenge to follow up on unexpected findings from the first tranche of work. The emergent opportunities funding is not part of the current Request for Proposals (RfP). The RfP is seeking only proposals for integrated, multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary programmes of research in the two Focus Areas. Up to $5M is available for the programmes in each Focus Area. These proposals might, of course, incorporate some work that builds directly from the Challenge’s tranche 1 research. Further details about the emergent opportunities funding will be released by Ageing Well in 2019.

 

5. Does the reference to health promotion in one of the research priorities for the Ageing and Wellbeing focus area, imply adhering to the model contained in the Ottawa Charter?

6. Our programme of research will have several linked projects. Can they be led by people from different departments but all from the same institution, and do these people need to be senior academics/researchers?

7. The Request for Proposals mentions a face-to-face meeting between the Ageing Well directorate and representatives of selected Expressions of Interests. Is this an interview and part of the assessment process?

8. The Expression of Interest (EOI) template mentions that budget for EOI and Full proposal need to be within 5% of each other. What happens if we have to alter our planned Full proposal after the discussions with Ageing Well, or in response to assessing panel feedback?

 


9. Are diagrams, figures, tables etc included in the Expression of Interest page limits?

10. Can we submit the same or an overlapping proposal to Ageing Well and another funding agency?

11. Do we send our proposal directly to Ageing Well?

12. Is there a close-off date and time for questions to ageingwell@otago.ac.nz?

13. How will I find out about the key dates for funding opportunities in 2019-24?

 

14. Can you please tell me whom shall I contact for any further enquiries?