2 Feb 2022 12:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

We hope everyone has had a great summer holiday. Welcome back to work, and to the major consultation on Te Ara Paerangi Future Pathways Green Paper, which is running for another month (until 16 March - deadline extension).

Just as a reminder, the consultation is rethinking its science funding system, particularly around Crown Research Institutes and areas like the Endeavour Fund, fellowships, careers and infrastructure. This is your chance to submit and work with others to make a difference in the structure of our research system!

We've now filled the RA role advertised here, and have more capacity to interact (from mid February)

The RA will:

  • Organise people, documents and ideas
  • Crunch numbers and generate data visualisations
  • Help to prepare/author shared briefs, evidence and submissions

Te Pūnaha Matatini (TPM) CoRE has funding allocated for this role, to work within its scope on the joint TPM/NZAS effort.

Let's be clear: this is a big opportunity to influence change with good ideas and evidence. A Green Paper process means that big change is needed and the Government genuinely doesn’t yet have a plan that would lead to a White Paper with proposed direction(s), so this could be a big opportunity to influence change in an area at the heart of Te Pūnaha Matatini, where we’ll be coordinating discussion and submissions. In particular, because of the focus on careers and the science workforce, we want to enable early career researcher voices to be effective contributors to joint submissions, and able to represent yourselves well through your own submissions.  

As promised - more is now up and more is coming soon...

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