Family Research Scholars

Family research is broadly defined as research on issues affecting families and thus encompasses all disciplines.

Since 2003, CRF has offered The Family Research Scholars Program, which provides selected UMass faculty with the time, technical expertise, peer mentorship, and national expert consultation to prepare a large grant proposal for their research support.

Family Research Scholars participate in a year-long interdisciplinary faculty seminar that includes presentations and discussions of the Scholars’ developing proposals, concrete instruction on the details of successful proposal submission and the resources of the university, individualized methodology consultation, and information about relevant funding agencies. National experts are also chosen and invited to campus to provide individual consul­tation to each of the scholars on their specific projects and present a public research lecture. 

What are recent CRF Scholars researching?

- Read more about Dr. David Arnold's math apps study HERE.
- Read more about Dr. Gerald Downe's zebrafish study HERE.
- Read more about Dr. Lisa Sander's research on listening skills HERE.
- Read more about past CRF scholars in the news HERE.

and much more

Apply to be a CRF Family Research Scholar for  2016-2017 HERE.