Fall Travel Award Application

Spring Travel Award:  One award of $300 will be given to a UMass Amherst graduate student who has written an outstanding paper on issues of family research and will be presenting the paper (panel or lecture) at a national research conference before August 31, 2015.* The paper must already have been accepted for presentation at the conference and the award money will be used exclusively for travel expenses associated with the conference. (Poster submissions alone are not eligible.)

DEADLINE February 27, 2015


Graduate student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst who is actively enrolled in a full time graduate program related to family research.

The Award

The recipients will be invited to attend a roundtable session in the spring at the Center for Research on Families to briefly present the conference paper topic to other student award recipients. 

To Apply 

Please include the following:

  1. Personal and academic contact information on completed application form.
  2. Information on the location and focus of the conference (e.g. attachment or link to conference itinerary)
  3. Abstract of the paper to be presented at the conference (not to exceed 2 pages single-spaced).
  4. Letter of recommendation from a faculty member on the applicant's research team.  You may upload the letter to the webform, or chose to email the letter confidentially to wendy@sbs.umass.edu (preferred).


Applications are due February 27, 2015 by 5 p.m. Conference travel must be completed by December 31, 2014.
* Please contact Wendy Varner if the conference falls outside of those dates.


Notification by March 27, 2015 by 5p.m.


Please complete the webform below and upload the required documents.

Please contact Wendy with questions: 545-3593.


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