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Family Research Scholars FAQApply below for the 2020-2021 Family Research Scholars Program

Application deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020

Eligibility

UMass Faculty from all ranks and all departments are eligible. Representation across disciplines is desired. Proposals will be rated based on the suitability and appropriate timing of the proposed project for external funding, relevance to issues affecting families, and intellectual merit and broader significance. Preference is given to investigators from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences or the College of Natural Sciences.

To Apply

Please describe the grant application you anticipate preparing in three pages. Your application should describe a well-conceptualized project and indicate your readiness for drafting a large grant proposal immediately when the seminars begin in September of 2020. Please email Gisele Litalien at glitalien@umass.edu if you encounter difficulty submitting your application form.

A. Application Requirements (within the three-page limit):

  1. A proposed title which communicates the focus of your research
  2. The research problem and your specific contribution in this area
  3. The significance of the proposed research project for which you will be seeking funding (demonstrate your preparedness for this program; tell us why this project matters broadly)
  4. Relevance to family research (families are a basic unit of human and animal life; research crosses academic disciplines and engages many perspectives to fully understand family functioning and its effects on individuals and societies; tell us why your project matters to families)
  5. Methodology (include the feasibility of this particular methodological approach)
  6. List the sponsor(s) to whom you anticipate submitting the proposal, its deadlines, and a well-conceptualized rationale for approaching these funders (including links to the announcement, if possible)
  7. Any external sponsored research support already received (prior funding does not impact your selection for the program)
  8. Indicate if you will also be applying to any other faculty grant development seminar series for faculty, including the Institute for Social Science Research program
  9. Please tell us the name of the departmental administrator or bookkeeper with whom we would work with to coordinate your course buyout. 


B. Additional Required Materials (outside of the three-page limit):

  • A one-paragraph abstract of the proposal — upload below
  • Current C.V. — upload below
  • FRS Program Participation Agreement Form (MOU), Complete fillable form, print and provide both your signature and signature of Chair. Upload below and/or email to crf@umass.edu by the January 31, 2020 deadline.

C. Optional Materials (outside of the three-page limit):
You may chose to include references regarding the research project as part of your proposal.

Submission Procedures

To apply, please fill out the online form below. Questions may be directed to Gisele Litalien at (413) 545-2335 or via email.

 

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