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Full Proposals for the Whatua Tū Aka pathway now open!

Expressions of interest for the 2024 Open Pathway closed on 1 May, 2024. Please see the key dates below for more information. 

The TLRI has two pathways for educational research funding: an Open pathway and Whatua Tū Aka, a kaupapa Māori pathway. 

Links to the 2024 EOI guidance for Open and Whatua Tū Aka pathways are provided at the bottom of this page.

This year, the TLRI fund is prioritising funding for the following proposals:

  • Research on topics of strategic importance within the early childhood education (ECE), primary and/or secondary  school sectors. 
  • Research that focuses on success for Māori learners as Māori in any sector. 
  • Research that focuses on success for Pacific learners as Pacific in any sector.

If your proposal focuses on Pacific learners, you may elect to have your proposal assessed against a specific set of Pacific criteria (see the Pacific template for the Open Pathway below).

Please note that while Open Pathway applications must submit an Expression of Interest, Whatua Tū Aka proposals can submit at the Full Proposal phase. 

Key dates for 2024 for both pathways 

Expressions of Interest open - both pathways Monday 4 March
Expressions of Interest close - both pathways 5pm, Wednesday 1 May
Full Proposals open - Whatua Tū Aka pathway Friday 3 May 
Panel feedback provided to all applicants AND Open 
pathway applicants notified of shortlisting decision
Friday 21 June
Closing date for Full Proposals: Both pathways 5pm, Thursday 22 August 2024