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Applications for the 2017 funding round are now closed


Key dates for 2017

Call for Expressions of Interest  - Wednesday 1 March 2017
Closing date for Expressions of Interest  -   5pm, Thursday 4 May 2017
Notification of shortlisting decision  - Friday 23 June 2017
Closing date for Full Proposals   -  5pm, Thursday 17 August 2017
Notification of funding decision  -  Tuesday 10 October 2017
TLRI funding commences for 2017 funding recipients January 2018, 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 postschool 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.

Considering and preparing an EOI: Webinar

The TLRI team ran a webinar about considering and preparing an EOI. It provided an overview of the TLRI and highlighted things to think about and include when preparing an EOI.  You can view the webinar below or head to: