CFF Funding Program

The Center for Families’ annual funding program supports family research across campus. Faculty and students from all departments and colleges are encouraged to apply.

Download the funding brief to see what is currently being offered.


Faculty opportunities include a $10,000 fellowship, up to two grants to support undergraduate research, and faculty are encouraged to submit articles for the the Burkhart Award for Excellence Research about Families.

Graduate Student and Undergraduate opportunities include internships and research grants.

How to Apply. Questions? Contact the Center for Families at

Annual process

  1. All available funding opportunities are announced by the end of October of each year.
  2. All applications are due the following January
  3. All fellowships, awards, and scholarships are announced by April.
  4. An annual award breakfast is held in March or April.
  5. All recipients must submit a report summarizing the work completed during the project period by March 1 of the following year.