The Burkhart Fellowship supports research focused primarily on emerging family issues. All topics in this area receive serious consideration. Topics of particular interest include healthy family functioning; evolving family forms; and family disparities in educational, employment, or community settings.
Lorene Burkhart, the founding donor of the Center for Families, is passionately committed to family well-being.
This fellowship is for research focused on maximizing the health, well-being, and development of adults as individuals, parents, and partners. All topics in this area will receive serious consideration. Topics of particular interest include assessing and addressing community needs and investigating, promoting, and nurturing conditions that foster successful family functioning.
Ann Hancook, former Associate Dean for Extension in the School of Consumer and Family Sciences, was a central figure in founding the Center for Families.
The Kontos Fellowship focuses on optimizing the development of children and youth. All topics in this area will receive serious consideration. Topics of particular interest include child care and early childhood education; the health and development of children and youth in challenging contexts; and the inclusion of disadvantaged or underrepresented children and youth in educational, employment, or community settings.
Susan Kontos was the founding director of the Center for Families and an international authority in the field of early childhood education.
The CFF faculty fellowship is currently supported by the Robert O. And Zelma C. Swaim Memorial Fund.
This grant is given to faculty to fund student training and involvement in research. Funds can be used for student travel to research or training opportunities, or to provide stipends for undergraduate members of research teams. Faculty members apply on behalf of students. Up to 2 awards of $500 are given each year.