Children and Families Research Fund

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

Growing Up collects information from more than 6,000 children and their families so we can better understand what it means to grow up in the complex world of 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 Growing Up 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.

The 2021 Round for the Children and Families Research Fund is accepting applications between 7 June and 26 July 2021.

Growing Up in New Zealand is offering a Data Access Workshop on July 1, 2021 (both in-person and virtual) to help potential applicants understand the data and develop their research proposal.

Access to Growing Up in New Zealand data is controlled by a Data Access Protocol and all requests are reviewed by a Data Access Committee.