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2020 Application EOI closing date extended to 16 June


Key dates for 2020

Please note, due to changes because of Covid-19, these dates differ from those in the EOI guidance document.

Call for Expressions of Interest opens on - Monday 2 March 2020 
Closing date for Expressions of Interest - Extended to 5 pm on Tuesday 16 June 2020. Submit by email, no hard copy required
Notification of shortlisting decision - Thursday 30 July 2020
Closing date for Full Proposals - Thursday 24 September 2020
Notification of funding decision - Thursday 12 November 2020
TLRI funding for 2020 funding recipients commences in January 2021, or as in contract.

This year the TLRI fund is prioritising the following areas:

  • Research on topics of strategic importance within the early childhood education (ECE) or compulsory school sectors.
  • Research that supports success for Māori learners across all sectors.
  • Research that supports success for Pasifika learners across all sectors.

There is also a new pathway, Whatua tū aka, a kaupapa Māori pathway. You can read more about this new pathway in the guidance document. All information about Whatua tū aka, including the application template, is provided in te reo Māori and in English.

There are four documents available on this page:

  1. TLRI Expression of Interest 2020 GUIDANCE
  2. Expression of Interest 2020 (open pathway) template
  3. Expression of Interest 2020 (Whatua tū aka) - te reo Māori template
  4. Expression of Interest 2020 (Whatua tū aka) - English language template