In July 2017, Cabinet confirmed its decision to disestablish Superu. As a result, some of our key work programmes have been delegated or transferred to other agencies, effective from 1 November 2017.
Management of the contract for Growing Up in New Zealand and the Superu Children and Families Research Fund have been transferred to the Ministry of Social Development. Ella Myftari from Superu has also transferred to the Ministry.
So what’s left at Superu? Plenty! We continue to support Len Cook, the Families Commissioner and Chair of the Superu Board, as he advocates for the wellbeing of families and whānau. We’ll also continue our work with the broader social services sector around evaluation planning and using evidence. It’s an interesting and challenging time for the social sector, and we’ll be working hard to keep families at the forefront of the discussion.
Information about the Fund
Applications for the second round of funding from the Superu Children and Families Research Fund (the Fund) closed on 20 October 2017.
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.
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.
The 72 month GUiNZ external dataset will be available early in 2018. For information about the type of data collected in the 72 month dataset, here is a link to the questionnaire.
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.
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.
|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|
Current/completed research projects using GUiNZ data
GUiNZ data access and use
For more information
If you have any questions about the Fund, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org