The result of the inaugural round of Superu’s Children’s and Families Research Fund has now been determined, and grants totalling over $1 million have been awarded.
The research projects use Growing Up in New Zealand data. The nine successful applications covered proposals from reviewing whether New Zealand’s children are meeting Ministry of Health sleep guidelines, to the buffering effect of social connectedness for vulnerable youth experiencing family transition. Other successful applications focused on investigating the effects of screen time on the health of New Zealand’s pre-schoolers, and an analysis of children and families who ‘beat the odds’ to better understand what protective factors are at play.
More information on all the successful applicants and their projects will be published on the Superu Children and Families Research Fund web page.