There are two critical steps for scientists to take before they can conduct research with New Zealand’s Antarctic Science Programme:
1. Obtain research funding
2. Obtain logistical support (for those with a field component)
There are a number of ways that scientists can access funds for the research component of their work, to cover costs such as salaries, equipment, analyses and consumables. These include funds from government agencies such as MBIE, MPI, and the Marsden Fund. Antarctica New Zealand awards postgraduate scholarships annually in order to support the next generation of Antarctic researchers. For more information, please contact John Cottle, our Chief Scientific Advisor.
One of Antarctica New Zealand’s core functions is to support science in Antarctica by providing logistical support. Scientists who have field work in Antarctica need to submit a Logistics Support Request to Antarctica New Zealand when they apply for research funding. This enables Antarctica New Zealand to assess the logistical feasibility, alignment with Government science priorities, environmental impact and the outreach opportunities associated with the proposed research. For more information, please contact Esme Robinson, our Science Programme Advisor.