Applications are now open for the 2018 round of Curious Minds Participatory Science Platform (PSP) funding.

Venture Taranaki is pleased to have secured renewed funding to deliver the PSP, and support local groups wanting to undertake science and technology research projects. The contract extension with the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment secures the PSP in Taranaki until June 2019. Community groups and organisations can apply for up to $20,000 per project out of a total funding pool of $162,000 for 2018.
 
Taranaki is one of only three regions which currently have access to the PSP. Since 2015 over $370,000 has been allocated to community based science and technology projects. Projects have collaborated with over 70 different science and technology experts, 35 Taranaki schools, and over 1000 individuals within the Taranaki community.
 
Do you have an idea for a science/technology research project? Maybe you want to investigate the health of your local swimming hole? Or maybe you want to find out which composting system grows the best plants. The Curious Minds PSP provides funding to locally relevant research projects that are both scientifically robust and educationally valuable.
 
The deadline for full applications is 5pm March 15 2018.
 
For more information check out the Curious Minds page on the Venture Taranaki website or contact Josh Richardson 06 759 5158 josh@venture.org.nz