Center for Families

Award FOR Excellence in Family Research

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. 

The Award for Excellence in Family Research will be given to researchers affiliated with Purdue University who publish outstanding family research during the 2013 calendar year. Nominations (including self-nominations) are sought 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. Award recipients will be announced and acknowledged at an Awards Breakfast during the College of Health and Human Science's annual Life Inspired Week.

Research from any discipline, department or college is eligible for this award, and nominations from a wide variety of disciplines are encouraged. Articles must have been published in a peer-reviewed journal, and must be empirical (both qualitative and quantitative methods are welcome, but narrative literature reviews are not eligible). 


The 2014 committee will be chaired by CFF Theme Leader Melissa Franks, and nominations should be submitted to her at Nominations should include a cover letter indicating support for a given article as outstanding family research and an electronic copy of the nominated article.  Nominations also should include contact information for the nominator and the lead author for the article.

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