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CRF supports interdisciplinary, scientific collaborations aimed at understanding the diversity, health and well-being of families while discovering solutions to the challenges family face.

Apply Now: 2017-18 CRF Family Research Scholar Program

January 30, 2017 - 5:00pm

Deadline: January 30, 2017

Since 2003, the Center for Research on Familes (CRF) has offered its groundbreaking Family Research Scholars Program, which provides selected UMass Amherst and Five Colleges faculty with time and technical expertise, opportunities for peer mentorship, and national expert consultation to prepare a large grant proposal in support of their research.

Former Family Research Scholars Folbre and Budig Weigh In on Lack of Support for Working Mothers in America

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The research of economist Nancy Folbre (FRS '07-'08) and sociologist Michelle Budig (FRS '06-'07) is featured in The Atlantic story "In Germany, Parents Can Sue the Government for Failing to Provide Child Care."  Folbre and Budig comment on the lack of public support provided to American working mothers as opposed to their European counterparts--in this case, Germany.