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The call for applications for 2021 is now open


Key dates for 2021

Call for Expressions of Interest opens on - Monday 1 March 2021
Closing date for Expressions of Interest -  5pm, Tuesday 4 May 2021
Notification of shortlisting decision - Thursday 24 June 2021
Closing date for Full Proposals -  5pm, Thursday 26 August 2021
Notification of funding decision - Thursday 21 October 2021
TLRI funding for 2021 funding recipients commences in January 2022, or as in contract.

There are two pathways

There are two pathways: an open pathway and Whatua tū aka, a kaupapa Māori pathway. All information about Whatua tū aka, including the application template, is provided in te reo Māori and in English.

This year the TLRI fund is prioritising the following areas:

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

There are four documents available on this page:

  1. TLRI Expression of Interest 2021 GUIDANCE
  2. Expression of Interest 2021 (open pathway) template
  3. Expression of Interest 2021 (Whatua tū aka) - te reo Māori template
  4. Expression of Interest 2021 (Whatua tū aka) - English language template