Annual Competition For Student Awards In Family Research

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January 29—February 28, 2014


The Center for Research on Families is pleased to announce the Annual Competition for


Application Deadline: Friday, February 28, 2014

Notification: Friday, March 7, 2014


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Family research is broadly defined and encompasses all disciplines. Please contact with questions.



CRF Dissertation Fellowships in Family Research

Two CRF Fellowship awards will be made to individuals who have demonstrated superior potential in any area of family research.

One PRE-DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP IN FAMILY RESEARCH will be awarded in the amount of $10,000 and is intended for individuals who are currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program at UMass Amherst.  

One DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP IN FAMILY RESEARCH for $10,000 will be given to a UMass Amherst Ph.D. student who exhibits the potential to make an outstanding contribution to the field of family research.    

Two METHODOLOGICAL STUDIES AWARDS IN FAMILY RESEARCH will be given to fund graduate students who wish to attend CRF's summer Methodology Workshops at UMass Amherst.  

For non-UMass students, an additional award amount of up to $500 will be given in order to support travel to the campus and lodging to attend the week-long workshop. *This award is open to non-UMass and UMass students.

One FAMILY RESEARCH TRAVEL AWARD of $300 will be given to a UMass Amherst graduate student who has written an outstanding paper on issues of family research and will be presenting the paper at a national research conference.



One FAMILY RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP in the amount of $3000 will be given to a UMass Amherst undergraduate student who exhibits the potential to make outstanding contributions to the field of family research and seeks further mentoring in this area. 

An HONORS THESIS AWARD in the amount of $500 will be given to recognize an outstanding UMass Amherst senior undergraduate student whose Honors Thesis focuses on family issues. 


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