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Children and Families Research Fund

About the 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 (GUiNZ) longitudinal study. GUiNZ collects information from more than 6,000 children and their families so we can better understand what it means to grow up in 21st Century New Zealand. The analysis of this data can help shape government policies that improve the lives of children and families.

The Children and Families Research Fund supports a variety of researchers to access GUiNZ data and 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. We hope 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 academia.

2022/2023 Funding Round Announcement

Congratulations to the seven research projects that received Children and Families research funding for Round Seven.

More information

If you have queries about this Fund: Email the research fund team.