How to Apply

Graduate students interested in family policy and research are encouraged to apply to the Center for Families Levien Family Policy Internship and Scholarship. The deadline to apply is March 5, 2021.

The deadline for other 2021 funding opportunities was January 25. View the funding brief to see what was offered for the 2021 CFF Funding Program.

FACULTY

Faculty may apply for more than one opportunity, but can only receive one. Preference will be given to CFF faculty partners, faculty who have not previously received CFF funding, or proposals that will lead to external funding affiliated with the Center for Families.

Send all materials combined into one file in PDF format to cff@purdue.edu with the opportunity you are applying for in the email subject line

  • Completed cover sheet (download PDF or DOCX version)
  • Statement of Purpose no longer than 3 double-spaced pages in which you:
    • 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)
    • Explain what you plan to accomplish using the resource (e.g., what work will you complete)
    • Explain how the work you plan will help the Center for Families and its audiences
    • Summarize your qualifications and explain why you should be chosen as the recipient
    • COEUS budget (required for Burkhart, Hancook, and Kontos fellowships). CFF Fellowship funds should not be allocated to indirect costs. Research Enhancement Grants must be accompanied by a COEUS budget only when appropriate.
  • Curriculum vitae

Details on how to nominate an article for the 2021 Lorene Burkhart Award for Research in Excellence will be announced in October.

Nominations must include the following:

  • Cover letter indicating support for a given article as outstanding family research
  • Electronic copy of the nominated article
  • Contact information for the nominator and the lead author for the article

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Students may apply for more than one opportunity. Preference is given to those who have not been selected to receive other CFF funding and students who are advised by CFF faculty partners.

Send all materials combined into one file in PDF format to cff@purdue.edu with the opportunity you are applying for in the email subject line

  • Completed cover sheet (download PDF or DOCX version)
  • Statement of Purpose no longer than 3 double-spaced pages in which you:
    • Summarize your qualifications and explain why you should be chosen as the intern and/or recipient
    • 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). 
    • Explain what you plan to accomplish using the resource and what you hope to gain
    • Explain how the work you plan will help the Center for Families and its audiences.
  • Copy of unofficial transcripts
  • Letter of support from the faculty member(s) who has agreed to supervise the project work. Note: For the Interdisciplinary Research Grant, you must provide at least two letters of support from faculty in two different departments who have agreed to supervise your work.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

To apply to an internship with the Center for Families, submit a cover letter and your resume to cff@purdue.edu.

For the Research Enhancement Grant, faculty members must apply on behalf of students following the instruction outlined under faculty opportunities.