Travel Award

Fall Travel Award:  Two separate awards of $300 will be given to two UMass Amherst graduate students who are presenting original research at a national research conference before February 28 2016. An applicant for the award must be an author (first author prefferd) on an accepted poster or paper presentation at the conference and the award money will be used exclusively for travel expenses associated with the conference. First author is preffered. Second authors will be considered but given lower priority then first authors. 

DEADLINE: October 23, 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 accepted poster or paper at the conference (not to exceed 1 page 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 (preferred).


Applications are due October 23, 2015, at 5 PM. Conference travel must be completed by February 28 2016


Notification by November 6th 2015 by 5p.m.


Please complete the webform below and upload the required documents.

If you have any questions, email Michael Havlin at


Contact Details
Are you the primary author or secondary. Primary is preferred but secondary authors are considered.
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