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Building Research Levy Prospectus 2018/2019

The 2018/19 Building Research Levy Prospectus sets out key themes and priorities that BRANZ will be looking to invest Building Research Levy in.

BRANZ has a portfolio approach to its investment of the Building Research Levy. This is an integrated investment approach to deliver better outcomes in the built environment and make a positive difference to New Zealanders.

There are four main components in our current portfolio: 

  • Multi-year, multi-disciplinary programmes of work;
  • Stand-alone projects;
  • Key initiatives that underpin transfer of accessible knowledge to industry; and
  • Strategic initiatives aimed at driving industry level change and transformation. 

The focus of this Prospectus is a call for stand-alone research proposals responding to questions in three themes:  

  • New technologies;
  • Lifting productivity; and
  • Innovation. 

Download the 2018/19 Building Research Levy Prospectus and 2018/19 Expression of Interest template.


BRANZ uses a two-stage process. A short Expression of Interest is assessed, then successful applicants are invited to submit a full application. Information about the process and timetable is contained in the Prospectus. Key dates are:

  • Expressions of interest submitted by 5pm on 22 June 2018.
  • Full applications submitted by 5pm on 1 August 2018.
  • Applications approved, and announcements made by 1 September 2018.

Terms and Conditions

Applicants must comply with the terms and conditions for this Prospectus. Download the Terms and Conditions.

If you have any questions, you can contact the BRANZ Research Investment team by 14 June 2018.