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Children and Families Research Fund open

The Office for Disability Issues has frequently been reminded of the need for more disability related research. Here is an opportunity for researchers to apply for funding from the Children and Families fund.

The Office for Disability Issues is encouraging suitable applications to the Ministry of Social Development's Children and Families Research Fund, for research projects on policy-relevant social issues and opportunities.

Each year the Government awards $750,000 in research funding to support further analysis of information from the Growing Up in New Zealand longitudinal study. The research fund supports a deeper investigation of the data collected by Growing Up in New Zealand, maximising the value of the Government’s investment in New Zealand’s largest child development study.

Applications for funding must be received by the Ministry of Social Development by Friday 31 August 2018. Please feel free to share this email through your networks to help promote awareness of this funding opportunity. Read the Minister's media release Read more about the Fund and download the Application Pack Growing Up in New Zealand website

For example important data already collected on the 7,000 children in the study is the B4 School Check which identifies cohorts of children with vision/hearing, language, learning, behavioural difficulties.   An interesting research question could focus on the differential experiences of these children and their families as they transition into and attend school.

Read the Minister's media release


Read about the Fund and download the Application Pack


Growing Up in New Zealand website

 

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