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CRF supports interdisciplinary, scientific collaborations aimed at understanding the diversity, health and well-being of families while discovering solutions to the challenges family face.

Request for Proposals: Developmental Science Initiative Seed Grants

Applications due on June 30, 2017.
Read more below for application guidelines and submission form.


The Developmental Science Initiative (DSI) and the Center for Research on Families (CRF) are pleased to announce a new faculty research funding opportunity. DSI will distribute up to $50,000 in seed project funds to teams who apply through a formal RFP mechanism that will be run in collaboration with the Center for Research on Families (CRF). The funds will go toward supporting research projects that support new collaborative projects within and between divisions of Psychological and Brain Sciences (PBS) and/or with colleagues outside of PBS in other colleges and schools or within the Five College Network. The goal is to support collaborations that will move toward applying for an external grant.

Description: DSI will fund grants between $2,000 and $12,000. The funds can be used toward personnel, equipment, supplies, and data collection costs.

Eligibility:  Priority will be given to team proposals that include:

CRF Announces 2017-2018 Student Awardees

The Center for Research on Families (CRF) is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's Student Research Grants and Awards. CRF is committed to supporting students engaged in family research—our student researchers are addressing family challenges such as childhood obesity, family violence, school readiness and immigration policies. CRF received an unprecedented number of applications for this year's competition. Ten talented students received awards in six categories for a total of over $26,000 awarded.

CRF and HDI Award Pilot Grants to Two Researcher/Community Partner Teams

The Center for Research on Families (CRF) and the Healthy Development Initiative (HDI) are pleased to announce the recipients of two $15,000 pilot grants as part of a new Community Partnership Research Grant Initiative. The funded projects will address pressing concerns identified by Springfield families, agencies and community leaders with the goal of increasing the health and wellbeing of Springfield residents.