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CRF Family Research Scholars Info Session

CRF is hosting a Family Research Scholars Program Information Session

Monday, December 13, 2021 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm  ​| Virtual via Zoom


Join CRF Director Lorraine Cordeiro and ISSR Director, Joya Misra, for a joint information session.
Participants will:
  • learn about the benefits and requirements of the program
  • receive advice on writing an application that stands out
  • determine whether the program is a fit for you at this point of your career
  • understand what the review committee will be looking for
The CRF Family Research Scholars program aims to support faculty in writing and submitting a major grant to support their research. We have an excellent track record of providing intensive support to faculty, and our "hit rate" on grants is well above national averages.

What is considered Family Research?

CRF thinks broadly about what constitutes "family" research. 

The Center for Research on Families (CRF) contributes to innovative and evidence-based solutions to some of the most pressing issues facing families today through interdisciplinary research focused on the diversity, health, and well-being of families. Our Scholars look at the influence of biological, social, cultural, and environmental factors on families, and how they impact the health, well-being and functioning of families. Family researchers at CRF study the function and structure of the family unit and individuals using human and animal models. 

Scholars with our program have been economists, engineers, biologists, political scientists, anthropologists, nutritionists, environmental scientists, lawyers, sociologists, psychologists, nurses, researchers in public health, and more.

If you can make the case that your research has a direct or indirect impact on families, we encourage you to apply!

Applications accepted until Monday, January 31, 2022



About the CRF Family Research Scholars Program

Family Research Scholars receive a course release to participate in a year-long interdisciplinary faculty seminar. Scholars receive guidance and mentorship through individual and group discussions of the proposal process and are provided with concrete instruction on successful grant proposal submission. Our Scholars are connected to external & internal experts and resources of the University and other institutions. Individualized methodology consultation and funding for individual consultation with an expert in their field are also provided.


Monday, December 13, 2021 -
10:30am to 12:00pm
Virtual via Zoom
Free, open to faculty