NZ Industrial Relations Foundation

The NZ Industrial Relations Foundation (Inc) (the Foundation) is an educational trust set up to promote, through education, better industrial relations in New Zealand.

Applications are invited for the 2019 round of grants

The Foundation is especially interested in applications relating to research that can be used to improve our understanding of the following topics:

  1. The outcomes of ‘on the job’ training and whether it is achieving the intended outcomes.
  2. The experience of workers in transition.
  3. Contractors and the gig economy — what real opportunities are there to negotiate in a de-regulated economy?
  4. Inter-regional labour mobility.

Applications close 29 November 2019.

Application form

Completed applications should be returned to:

The Secretary, New Zealand Industrial Relations Foundation,
c/-Employment Relations Policy,
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment,
PO Box 1473,
Wellington 6140

Phone: 04 901 1408


About the Foundation

The Foundation was established in 1977 under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957.

The Foundation is administered by five Trustees. The Trustees are the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety (Chairperson), the President and the Chief Executive of Business NZ, and the President and the Secretary of the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions (CTU).

Trustees are advised by a Steering Group consisting of the Chief Executive of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) or nominee, the Chief Executive of Business NZ or nominee, and the Secretary of the CTU.

Secretariat for the Foundation is provided by MBIE.

Last updated: 11 October 2019