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Applications for 2020 open on 2 March


Key dates for 2020

Call for Expressions of Interest opens on - Monday 2 March 2020 (Information about the 2020 funding round will be available on Monday 2 March)
Closing date for Expressions of Interest - 5 pm on Tuesday 5 May 2020
Notification of shortlisting decision - Thursday 25 June 2020
Closing date for Full Proposals - 5 pm on Thursday 27 August 2020
Notification of funding decision - Thursday 22 October 2020
TLRI funding for 2020 funding recipients commences in January 2021, 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 post-school 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.