Sponsored by the Center for Research on Families. Open to faculty.
What is Family Research?
Family researchers at CRF study the functioning and structure of families, both human and animal. Researchers look at the influence of biological, social, cultural, and environmental factors on families, and how they impact the physical and mental health of family members. Family research is broadly defined as research on issues affecting families and thus encompasses all disciplines.
What can I expect?
The program provides a course release, technical expertise and mentorship in order to produce and submit a major grant proposal for family research. Six selected faculty members participate in a year-long interdisciplinary seminar that includes presentations and discussions of the developing proposals, instruction on proposal submission and individualized methodology consultation. Each Scholar benefits from the ability to invite a national expert to campus, who provides consultation on their specific project and a public lecture.
With Federal sponsors often explicitly demanding evidence of interdisciplinary sophistication, participation as a Family Research Scholar provides concrete evidence of this and ready access to knowledgeable collaborators and consultants from other disciplines.
Recipients will be notified by February 14, 2014.