Apply for funding

He pūtea tautoko mō te rangahau Māori

New seeding grants for Māori research

TLRI is funding a small number of seeding grants to support Māori research. This is in line with the TLRI's intention to support and strengthen pathways for kaupapa Māori and Māori-focused projects.

The grants are worth up to $10,000 each and will support Māori-led teams to develop projects for the next funding round in 2017. The grants could be used for a range of activities such as holding hui, building partnerships, getting advice and proposal writing.

You will need to show:

  • The rationale for your project and its fit with the TLRI
  • How you would use the seeding grant to develop your project

Applications for the seeding grants are now open and close on 28 September. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by the end of October 2016.

An information pack about the seeding grant is available here or below. A cover sheet for applications can be downloaded below.

If you have any inquiries about the seeding grants, email

Information about applying for the 2016 funding round 

The 2016 funding round is now in the second stage following a shortlisting process. Shortlisted projects have until 18 August to submit a full proposal.

The Expressions of Interest cover sheet and information pack are available for download below. The appendix document below contains information about all TLRI completed and current projects.

Key dates 2016

Call for Expressions of Interest  - Tuesday 1 March 2016
Closing date for Expressions of Interest  - 5pm Thursday 5 May 2016
Notification of shortlisting decision  - Friday 24 June 2016
Closing date for Full Proposals   - 5pm Thursday 18 August 2016
Notification of funding decision  - Tuesday 11 October 2016
TLRI funding commences for 2016 funding recipients January 2017, or as in contract.

Considering and preparing an EOI

The document below titled Considering and preparing an EOI provides an overview of the TLRI and things to think about and include when preparing an EOI.