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He pūtea tautoko mō te rangahau Māori New seeding grants for Māori research

The TLRI is funding new seeding grants to support Māori research. They are worth up to $10,000 each and are intended to support the development of proposals for the next full funding round in 2017.

You can read more here.

Considering and preparing an EOI

New to the TLRI? This document provides an overview of the fund, including its aims and principles, and steps you through the process of putting together an Expression of Interest.

2016 Funding round progress

Applicants who submitted Expressions of Interest for the 2016 TLRI funding round have been informed of the shortlisting decisions. Final funding decisions for 2016 will be made by 11 October.

Information about applying for a TLRI, including a list of all current and completed projects, is available available here.


Six projects funded in 2015 round

Six projects have been funded in the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) 2015 funding round. They were announced by the Minister of Education Hekia Parata here.

The projects selected for funding are:

TLRI newsletter out

The latest Partnership newsletter from the TLRI is now out with the latest events, dates and publications. You can read it here. You can subscribe to receive future issues via email here.

Overview of literacy research

What can we learn from TLRI research on literacy and where to next?

In the latest TLRI Project Plus series, NZCER senior researcher Sue McDowall looks across 18 literacy-related projects in the early childhood education and school sectors, carried out between 2003 and 2014. The report delves into the issues and problems that have been explored in the projects and the approaches taken. It considers to what extent the literacy-related projects have expanded our knowledge about literacy, literacy pedagogies and literacy practices.

Digital learning symposium

The TLRI and the Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research at the University of Waikato hosted a symposium on digital learning in June, attended by about 40 researchers and some teachers.

2015 Funding round opens

Information about submitting an Expression of Interest can be found on the Applying for Funding page. Expressions of Interest must be in by 5pm Thursday 7 May.

Eight education research projects receive TLRI funding

Eight projects worth $1.7million have been selected for funding in the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) 2014 funding round. The TLRI aims to build knowledge about teaching and learning that will lead to significantly improved outcomes for learners. Expressions of interest for the 2014 funding round closed in May and shortlisted applicants then submitted a full proposal. The fund is open to the early childhood, school and post-school sectors.

Doing research that matters

We have published the first report in a new initiative called TLRI Project Plus. The idea of the series is to synthesise findings and draw some lessons from across a number of TLRI projects. The first in the series is called Doing research that matters: A success story from statistics education and was written by NZCER chief researcher Rosemary Hipkins. It explores two projects with a common focus on aspects of students' statistical thinking capabilities.


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