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Graduate Research Awards

The Center for Research on Families has three categories of graduate-level awards:

CRF Travel Awards: Fall & Spring

Up to three Fall and three Spring travel awards of up to $300 will be given to selected UMass Amherst graduate students who are presenting original family research* at a national research conference. The student must be the first author on an accepted paper or poster presentation at the conference. Learn more and apply for CRF Spring 2019 Travel Awards! 

CRF Dissertation Fellowship Awards

Several academic fellowship awards of up to $10,000 will be made to PhD students enrolled at UMass Amherst who have demonstrated superior potential in any area of family research*.  Advanced doctoral students who are in the process of defending their prospectus and/or dissertation and working on their academic research are eligible to apply. Information about the 2019-20 CRF Dissertation Fellowship here .

CRF Summer Methodology Scholarships

Scholarships will be awarded to graduate students who wish to attend CRF’s Summer Methods Workshop: Stress Biomarkers-Why, What Where, and How. taught by Jerrold Meyer. 
Learn more about the summer 2019 methodology course offerings and apply for CRF Scholarships! 

*Family research is broadly defined and encompasses all disciplines.