Applications now open for $1m research fund

16 December 2016

The Superu Children and Families Research Fund is now open for applications.

The Fund provides researchers with an opportunity to explore and shape social policy that supports children and their families, whānau and communities. It’s dedicated to funding policy-relevant research using external data from the Growing Up in New Zealand (GUiNZ) study, a longitudinal study which aims to address policy and practice questions that are relevant at a national level.

Funding totals $750,000 a year and $1,050,000 is available in the first funding round.

The Fund is open to applications from government agencies, academics, public or independent research organisations, and non-government organisations. Research should  identify issues that align with government priorities and demonstrate policy fit and relevance.

The aim of the Fund is to deliver research that will make a difference to the social sector based on new analysis of the GUiNZ data.

Guidance for applicants, as well as the application form and other information relating to the fund, is available on our website.

Applicants are encouraged to have consulted or co-developed their thinking with the agencies or individuals they are expecting to partner or engage with in the research project.

Superu recognises that researchers need to connect with GUiNZ data to help tackle key challenges that New Zealand children and their families face today. So please feel free to share this information within your organisation and with your networks.   

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your proposed research questions, please contact Sankar Ramasamy on 04 917 7044 or

Last update: 16 Dec 2016