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Applications for 2020 open on 2 March


Key dates for 2020

Call for Expressions of Interest opens on - Monday 2 March 2020 
Closing date for Expressions of Interest - 5 pm on Tuesday 5 May 2020
Notification of shortlisting decision - Thursday 25 June 2020
Closing date for Full Proposals - 5 pm on Thursday 27 August 2020
Notification of funding decision - Thursday 22 October 2020
TLRI funding for 2020 funding recipients commences in January 2021, or as in contract.

Applications for 2020 are now open. This year the TLRI fund is prioritising the following areas:

  • Research on topics of strategic importance within the early childhood education (ECE) or compulsory school sectors.
  • Research that supports success for Māori learners across all sectors.
  • Research that supports success for Pasifika learners across all sectors.

There is also a new pathway, Whatua tū aka, a kaupapa Māori pathway. You can read more about this new pathway in the guidance document. All information about Whatua tū aka, including the application template, is provided in te reo Māori and in English.

There are four documents available on this page:

  1. TLRI Expression of Interest 2020 GUIDANCE
  2. Expression of Interest 2020 (open pathway) template
  3. Expression of Interest 2020 (Whatua tū aka) - te reo Māori template
  4. Expression of Interest 2020 (Whatua tū aka) - English language template