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Superu Children and Families Research Fund

August 31, 2017 at 4:09 PM

*From the Superu website*

Applications for the second round of funding from the Superu Children and Families Research Fund (the Fund) are now open.

The Fund is dedicated to funding policy-relevant research using anonymised data from the Growing Up in New Zealand (GUiNZ) study. It provides researchers with an opportunity to explore and shape social policy that supports children and their families, whānau and communities. Applications close on 20 October 2017. Funding totaling $750,000 is available in this round.

Superu recognises that researchers need to connect with GUiNZ data to help tackle key challenges that New Zealand children and their families face today. The Fund ensures that researchers have the access and funding they need to do this. The evidence produced as a result of the Fund will be released publicly so everyone can benefit. By helping to provide access to GUiNZ data, we aim to increase the use of evidence by people across the social sector so that they make better decisions.

About GUiNZ

GUiNZ is a longitudinal study which aims to address policy and practice questions that are relevant at a national level. The data is collected by the University of Auckland. You can find more information about the study on our GUiNZ web page.

Available funding

Indicative total funds availableIndicative funding per proposalTerm
$750,000 Up to $150,000 Up to 12 months

Who can apply

The Fund is open to government agencies, non-government organisations, academics, and public or independent research organisations with demonstrated research capability. Applicants are expected 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.

Key dates

Second funding round opens 22 August 2017
Applications close 20 October 2017
The assessment panel meets November 2017
The GUiNZ Data Access Committee reviews external data access applications November 2017
Grants are allocated January 2018

Data access workshop

GUiNZ is holding an interactive data access workshop in Auckland on 12 September 2017 to assist current and prospective users. Anonymised data sets up to and including four years are now available for approved external users.  You'll find more information about the workshop on the GUiNZ website.

Current/completed research projects using GUiNZ data

Table of research projects (PDF 141 kB)

Application package

Application form (PDF, 370 kB)

Application guidelines (PDF, 198 kB)

Selection criteria (PDF, 146 kB)

Background paper (PDF, 165 kB)

Costs covered by the Fund (PDF, 130 kB)

Application process flow diagram (PDF, 256 kB)

Funding agreement (PDF, 122 kB)

Policy links

Social sector research directions

Better Public Service targets

GUiNZ data access and use


GUiNZ Data Access Protocol (PDF, 2.2 MB)

GUiNZ External Data Access Application Form (PDF, 520 kB)

GUiNZ External Data Access Application to Publish (PDF, 460 kB)

GUiNZ Data Access Workshop presentations

GUiNZ Data Dictionaries

For more information

If you have any questions about the fund or would like to discuss your proposed research question, please contact us on

Category: Funding