How to Apply

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. All materials below must be combined into one file in PDF and submitted through the electronic CFF application process. 

1. 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 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 (e.g., what work will you complete)

—-Explain how the work you plan will help the Center for Families and its audiences

2. Budget Justification or COEUS budget (required for Burkhart, Hancook, and Kontos fellowships). CFF Fellowship funds should not be allocated to indirect costs. Research Enhancement Grants need a budget only when appropriate.

3. Curriculum vitae

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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. All materials below must be combined into one file in PDF and submitted through the electronic CFF application process. 

The Center for Families offers internships and research grants to students based on the quality of the student’s academic accomplishments and the fit of their work with the Center for Families’ mission and ongoing work. Grant recipients will engage in a program of scholarly activity, of their own design, related to the focus of the grant and CFF’s mission. Student work must be supervised by a faculty member.

1. 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.

2. Copy of unofficial transcripts

3. 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

For the Research Enhancement Grant, faculty members must apply on behalf of students following the instruction outlined under faculty opportunities. Contact your faculty advisor with award information.