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CRF supports faculty in obtaining grant funding for family research primarily through the Family Research Scholars Program. In addition, CRF offers funding opportunities through the Student Grants and Awards Program, which provides funding to students so they can work with and be mentored by UMass faculty on research projects, and which provides recognition for outstanding student research on family issues.

A Daily Self-Regulation Intervention for Persons with Early Stage Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias and their Spouses

Amount: $12 188
Award Period:
September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2025

Effect of Visualization on Students’ Understanding of Probability Concepts in an Innovative Learning Module

Amount: $300 000
Award Period:
January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2021

Reducing Stress, Anxiety, and Depressive Symptoms Via a Family-centered Preventative Intervention for Immigrants: A Randomized Controlled Feasibility Trial

Amount: $732 144
Award Period:
June 1, 2020 to May 31, 2023

Dr. Poudel-Tandukar’s research focuses on identifying socio-cultural factors that increase stress among immigrant families and developing effective community-based strategies to address these factors. During the three year grant, along with her team, she will seek to implement family-based, culturally-tailored intervention with the goal of creating and implementing strategies to positively impact the mental health of immigrants and their families as well as empowering the communities supporting them to take a leading role in this effort.