Nga Pae o te Maramatanga's Centre of Research rebid has been successful and the group (which I am involved with along with fellow Lincoln colleagues Dr's Jamie Ataria and Amanda Black, and Melanie Mark-Shadbolt) has been invited to submit a full proposal.
The two unsuccessful bids were Te Kapuia (headed by Professor Linda Smith, Associate Professor Leonie Pihama and Dr. Sarah-Jane Tiakiwai) and Nga Pou Whakawhenua (a Southern Hub bid which was Lincoln University's 'formal' collaboration in this tortuous process).
I was critical of Nga Pae's earlier (failed) bid, which I thought very disjointed and poorly led.
So, congratulations this time! Much credit must go to Associate Professor Tracy Mackintosh who visited us personally at Lincoln (an important step in our personal support).
Nga Pae now have a few weeks to submit their full proposal, with TEC's final decision expected in June.