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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.

Family Research Scholars Application

Family Research Scholars FAQFamily Research Scholars Program 2018-19 

Application deadline: January 29, 2018


UMass Faculty from all ranks and all departments are eligible. Representation across disciplines is desired. Proposals will be rated based on the suitability and appropriate timing of the proposed project for external funding, relevance to issues affecting families, and intellectual merit and broader significance. Preference is given to investigators from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences or the College of Natural Sciences.

To Apply

Please describe the grant application you anticipate preparing in three pages. Your application should describe a well-conceptualized project and indicate your readiness for drafting a large grant proposal immediately when the seminars begin in September 2018.   Please email Angela Russo at if you encounter difficulty submitting your application form.

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