Open Call for New Principal Investigators
An open call for applications for Principal Investigator status takes place every three years. Admission to the Institute is dependent on strict criteria being met, including the limitation that the researchers must be based in New Zealand. The number of new Principal Investigators is limited by funding considerations. Principal Investigators receive a proportion of their EFT plus a contribution to their travel and operational expenses in support of their excellent research and other Institute based activities. They also have access to studentships and other internal funds under a competitive application scheme. A review of all Principal Investigators is undertaken every three years to ensure that the high standards of the Institute are maintained.