Apply to the Center for Families 2021 Funding Program – Deadline now extended to 1/25/2021

The Center for Families is currently accepting applications for its 2021 funding program to support the study of families and children. Faculty and students from all departments and colleges are encouraged to apply!
Learn More and Apply. Email with questions.

This year we are offering the following:

For Faculty

Research Enhancement Grant ($500) – up to two awards available to support undergraduates training and involvement in research about families. Faculty apply on behalf of student
Faculty Fellowship ($10,000) – three fellowships offered, only one awarded per year
     – Burkhart Fellowship – supports research focused primarily on emerging family issues
     – Hancook Fellowship – research focused on maximizing the health, well-being, and development of adults as individuals, parents, and partners
     – Kontos Fellowship – focuses on optimizing the development of children and youth
Lorene Burkhart Award for Excellence in Research About Families – given to a researcher from Purdue University, along with $500, who was the lead author of published work during the previous calendar year that represents outstanding family research. Submit nominations to Maggie O’Haire:

For Graduate Students

Interdisciplinary Research Grant ($500) – for students conducting research that combines one or more disciplines with the study of families
Justice Family Nutrition Grant ($1,000) – for students pursuing family research focused on nutrition
Family Research Grant ($1,000) – for students who will generate important new information about families
Levien Family Policy Scholarship and Internship ($1000 + Graduate – 59000 Credit) – for students interested in planning and conducting research for the Indiana Family Impact Seminar to educate state legislators about the implications of policy issues for families
McAllister Fellowship – only offered every 3-5 years, this fellowship is a 12-month, half-time position, carrying a stipend commensurate with Purdue University Graduate School Fellowships. Fellows collaborate with their advisor on family research and are expected to publish a paper with CFF. Applicants must have a master’s degree, have completed their PhD qualifying exam, and be a U.S. citizen.

For Undergraduates

Research Enhancement Grant ($500) – supports undergraduate training and involvement in research about families. Faculty apply on behalf of student.
CFF internship (390 credit) – assist with event/meeting planning, stakeholder engagement, communications and marketing, and basic project management and administrative tasks. To apply, submit cover letter and resume to

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