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CRF & ISSR Scholar Info Session

CRF and ISSR are hosting a Scholar Program Information Session

Thursday, December 12, 2019 | 11:30am to 1:00pm ​| E241 South College, UMass Amherst


Join The Center for Research on Families (CRF) Director Maureen Perry-Jenkins and Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) Director Joya Misra as they provide an overview of their respective Scholar programs. During the session they will:

  • offer advice on creating an outstanding scholar application
  • assist you in determining which program is best suited to you
  • share what elements the review committees look for in competitive applications

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. 

Our Family Research Scholars have been economists, engineers, biologists, political scientists, anthropologists, nutritionists, environment 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 January 31, 2020



About the CRF Family Research Scholars Program

Family Research Scholars receive a course release to participate in a year-long interdisciplinary faculty seminar. Scholars are provided guidance and information that includes individual and group discussion of the Scholars' proposal development and presentations with concrete instruction on the details of successful proposal submission. They are furnished with access to external & internal resources of the University, individualized methodology consultation, and information about relevant funding agencies. 

Additionally, CRF proudly provides funding that enables scholars to bring a national expert to campus for individual consultation and to present a present a public research talk as part of the Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series



Free, open to faculty


Thursday, December 12, 2019 -
11:30 to 13:00


South College, Room E241 - UMass Amherst