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Center for Research on Families to Host Online Info Session for Faculty on Scholars Grant Writing Program Dec. 11

The Center for Research on Families (CRF) and the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) will host an online information session about its scholars’ programs for faculty seeking grant writing support for family research from 1:30-3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11, via Zoom.

Center for Research on Families

CRF encourages faculty to attend the info session, which will be presented by CRF Director Lorraine Cordeiro and ISSR Director Jason Kamilar, if their research has a direct or indirect impact on families.

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 good fit for an individual’s career and understand what the review committee will be looking for.

For more information and to register for the session, fill out the CRF/ISSR Scholars Info-Session form.

The CRF Family Research Scholars program supports faculty with writing and submitting a major grant proposal to support research. The program has an excellent reputation for providing intensive mentorship and support and its “hit rate” on grants is well above national averages. 

Family Research Scholars receive a course release to participate in a yearlong interdisciplinary faculty seminar. Scholars receive guidance and mentoring through individual and group discussions of the proposal process and are provided with concrete instruction on successful grant proposal submission. Individualized methods and consultation with an expert in their specific field are also provided.

CRF thinks broadly about what constitutes “family” research. It contributes to innovative and evidence-based solutions to a variety of pressing issues families face. This is accomplished by supporting interdisciplinary research that is focused on the health, and well-being families. CRF recognizes that families take many diverse forms. It views research from all disciplines to be relevant. Our scholars look at the influence of biological, social, cultural, and environmental factors on families.

Program scholars have been economists, engineers, biologists, political scientists, anthropologists, nutritionists, environmental scientists, lawyers, sociologists, psychologists, nurses, researchers in public health and more.

More information about the program, including how to apply, can be found on the Family Research Scholars website, or by emailing