Lorene Burkhart Award for Excellence in Research about Families

The Center for Families fosters a commitment to strengthening the capacity of families to provide a nurturing environment for their members. A reflection of this commitment is our creation of this award to recognize outstanding family research being conducted by Purdue faculty.

Looking to learn more about past recipients? View a list of the recipients here.

The Burkhart Award recognizes outstanding family research being conducted by Purdue Faculty. Nominations are required for award consideration. All nominated articles will be evaluated by a panel of reviewers from the Center for Families including faculty partners and advisory council members. The award recipient will receive $500 and is acknowledged at the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships Excellence in Research Awards and the CFF annual awards breakfast.

Eligibility requirements:
• Article will represent outstanding family research
• Lead author must be faculty researcher at Purdue University
• Articles must be published work during the previous calendar year (may be published in print or in advance online)
• Articles must have been published in a peer-reviewed journal
• Articles must be empirical (both qualitative and quantitative methods are welcome, but narrative literature reviews are not eligible)
• Published work may be from any discipline, department, or college
• Researchers who have received the award within the past three years are not eligible
• Self-nominations are accepted

How to Nominate Articles

The Burkhart Award is accepting applications until January 19.  Submit nominations to the 2022 Committee Chair, Melissa Franks: mfranks@purdue.edu

Nominations must include the following:

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

Questions? Contact the Center for Families at cff@purdue.edu.