Family Research Grant

Outstanding graduate students are invited to apply for this research grant. The recipient will engage in a program of scholarly activity, of his or her own design. The work must be supervised by a faculty member, and eligible students should have an approved thesis or dissertation proposal. This $1000 grant will be given based on the quality of the student’s academic accomplishments and the fit of their work with the mission and ongoing work of the Center for Families.

This award is available thanks to the Robert O. And Zelma C. Swaim Memorial Fund.

Student Funding Submission Requirements

  1. Guidelines for submissions
    1. Completed cover sheet (download PDF or DOCX version)
    2. Memo no longer than 3 double-spaced pages in which you:
      1. Identify the resource you are requesting and how it will be allocated (i.e., if you are asking for money, how much and how will it be spent).
      2. Explain what you plan to accomplish using the resource (e.g., what work will you complete).
      3. Explain how the work you plan will help the Center for Families and its audiences.
      4. Summarize your qualifications – explain why you should be chosen as the recipient.
    3. Include a copy of unofficial transcripts
    4. A letter of support from the faculty member(s) who has agreed to supervise the award work.
    5. Cover sheet, memo and letter(s) of support must be combined into one file and submitted in PDF format to cff@purdue.edu with award you are applying for in the email subject line.
  2. A report summarizing the work completed must be submitted two months after the work is completed.
  3. If the funding received is supported by a specific donor or fund, the recipient will be expected to communicate with the donor(s) about the award/research.
  4. All publications or products completed with Center for Families support should acknowledge that support.