Family - Three generations

Children and Families Research Fund

Each year the Government awards up to $750,000 in funding for social policy-relevant research to further investigation of the information gathered by the Growing Up in New Zealand longitudinal study.

Growing Up in New Zealand (GUiNZ) collects information from 6,800 children and their families so we can understand what it means to grow up in 21st Century New Zealand. The analysis of this information is helping shape government policies that better meet the needs of New Zealand children and families.

The Children and Families Research Fund supports researchers to access GUiNZ data and to undertake research that informs priority policy areas. It is open to applications from academics, government agencies, public and independent research organisations and non-government organisations.

The aim is to see more research that meets the evidence needs of New Zealand’s diverse population, and build the capacity for research with longitudinal data, including with early career researchers and those outside of academia.

The Children and Families Research Fund transferred to the Ministry of Social Development on 1 November 2017. Previously the fund was managed by Superu, which was disestablished on 30 June 2018.

For further information about the fund please email: researchfund@msd.govt.nz

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