New Zealand Winegrowers accepts research proposals at any time throughout the year.
If a research provider would like to start a project near the beginning of a new financial year (1st July) however, the Expression of Interest (EoI) must be submitted by the 31 January of the previous year.
In general, New Zealand Winegrowers runs a two-step proposal process:
1. An applicant can fill out an EoI template that provides enough information for an initial evaluation by the Research Committee.
2. If the EoI is accepted, the applicant proceeds to a full proposal that, upon acceptance, becomes the contract between the applicant and New Zealand Winegrowers.
EoIs and full proposals should be emailed to Dr Simon Hooker at New Zealand Winegrowers.
The Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF) invests in farmer, grower and forester-led projects that deliver economic, environmental and social benefits to New Zealand’s land-based primary industries.
If you are considering applying for SFF funding for wine-industry related projects, please email Dr Hooker in the first instance to discuss your project proposal.