| Who applies?
|| Fund focus:
Capability funding, Research
|| Agreed through?
Contract (off Plan)
The Centres of Research Excellence (CoREs) fund was established in 2001 to encourage the development of excellent tertiary-education based research that is collaborative, strategically focussed and creates significant knowledge transfer activities.
CoREs are inter-institutional research networks, with researchers working together on commonly agreed work programmes. CoREs focus on the development of human capital, so they undertake outreach activities (for example, within the wider education system). CoREs make a contribution to national development and focus on the impact of their research.
Each CoRE is hosted by a university and comprises a number of partner organisations which can include other universities, Crown Research Institutes and wānanga. Most CoREs have close working connections within their wider community of interest.
The first CoREs were established in 2002 and the most recent funding round was in 2006/07.
Funding is allocated outside of the Investment Plan process, through a Funding Agreement, and the delivery of activities is monitored by us.
Any university that receives CoRE funding must abide by a number of rules and conditions.
Access to CoRE funding will be considered in accordance with government policy (as directed by the Minister’s determination under section 159L of the Education Act 1989), the Tertiary Education Strategy, the availability of CoRE funding and in response to performance.