Scholars in Residence Program

The Center for Research on Families Scholars-in-Residence Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is intended for faculty who wish to spend a limited period of time at the center pursuing research on a particular topic of family research.  

Scholars-in-Residence are generally those with a faculty appointment at their home institution or equivalent professional status.  We believe that the intellectual lives of CRF faculty and students are enriched by the academic and regional diversity of our visiting residents, and we invite applications from both domestic and international scholars.

Scholars-in-Residence will be invited to attend faculty events, workshops, conferences, and colloquia hosted by CRF.  Scholars may also have the opportunity to present their research with other CRF Family Research Scholars in a seminar series.  They may also be invited to present their research to the larger academic community.

All CRF Scholars-in-Residence will have access to office space and office supplies, computers with  Internet connections, and access to University of Massachusetts Amherst’s library and other facilities. For more information, please review the University’s website:  

CRF is unable to offer any salary support to those who are accepted as a Scholar-in-Residence.

To Apply

To be considered for a Scholar-in-Residence at the Center for Research on Families, please write a letter/email to Maureen Perry-Jenkins, CRF Director.

The letter should describe:
1. your research interests and plans for your visit to the University of Massachusetts Amherst. 
2. the timeframe for your visit as well as the anticipated faculty members at the Center for Research on Families or within the university you anticipate interacting with. 
3. the ways in which your research objectives will be of benefit to the center's students and affiliated faculty. 
Please also include a CV with the letter of application.

CRF Scholars-in-Residence are accepted on a rolling admissions basis.  

Letters should be sent to:
Maureen Perry-Jenkins, Director
Center for Research on Families
622 Tobin Hall
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA. 01003

Or emailed to: