Apply for funding


Applications for 2019 are now closed


Key dates for 2019

Call for Expressions of Interest opened on - Friday 1 March 2019 (the guidelines for applications and the required template are attached in the links below.
Closing date for Expressions of Interest  -   5 pm, Thursday 2 May 2019
Notification of shortlisting decision  - Tuesday 25 June 2019
Closing date for Full Proposals   -  5 pm, Thursday 29 August 2019
Notification of funding decision  -  Tuesday 22 October 2019
TLRI funding for 2019 funding recipients commences in January 2020, or as in contract.

Partnerships between researchers and teachers

To be eligible for the fund, proposals need to come from partnerships involving teachers and researchers. In the context of the TLRI, teachers are defined as education and training practitioners. The category of education and training practitioners may include, but is not limited to: teachers in kindergartens, early childhood centres, kōhanga reo and Pasifika language nests; teachers in kura, primary, intermediate, and secondary schools; and lecturers, tutors, and trainers working in post-school settings such as universities, wānanga, polytechnics, private training establishments (PTEs), industry training organisations (ITOs) and workplace settings. The TLRI is open to researchers working in organisations (e.g., tertiary institutions) or working independently. However, the TLRI will not enter into contracts with individuals, requiring that contracts be with incorporated societies or similar legal entities. Staff members of the Ministry of Education or other government departments are not eligible to apply.

Preparing an Expression of Interest (EOI) Webinar

A webinar about preparing an EOI is available to watch here:




If you can't watch it here you can see it on Youtube.