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Student Research


 Student Research Awards & Graduate Student Grant Writing Program


One of the many ways we carry out our vision, to advance the health and well-being of all families, is through our student program offerings. The Center for Research on Families (CRF) offers Graduate Student Research AwardsGrant Writing Workshops, and a 9-month intensive Grant Writing Program. These programs recognize outstanding student research in the many fields that encompass family studies and support our mission to teach, mentor, and support family researchers throughout their careers.

  • Student Research Awards - Conference Registration Awards, Graduate Student Dissertation Awards, Undergraduate Research Awards, and CRF Methodology Summer Workshop Scholarships are offered each spring. 
  • Graduate Grant Writing ProgramDeveloped by CRF and distinguished student mentor, Dr. Rebecca Spencer, this program is designed to facilitate and support graduate students conducting family research in the development of successful graduate fellowship applications. 

The Center for Research on Families is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and encourages applications from all disciplines and from underrepresented groups. 

Applicants must have research interests relevant to families. Read about how we define family research.

To learn more about CRF’s Student Research Awards & Graduate Grant Writing Program use the links on the top left.