Center for Families


Thanks to gifts from individuals and organizations, the Center for Families is able to offer fellowships and internships to support Purdue University graduate students and faculty as they generate new insights and tools that can help families. Applications are submitted during the spring semester; awards begin in the summer or fall semester each year.

2015 Funding Opportunities Available

Faculty Fellowships
The center offers two faculty fellowships, the Kontos and Hancook awards.

Award For Excellence in Family Research
Annual award of $500 to recognize outstanding family research being conducted by Purdue faculty. Nominations should be submitted to Melissa M. Franks at

Student Fellowships
Two graduate fellowships are available from the center, the McAllister and Van Scoyoc.

Student Internships
The center offers two internships. The graduate internship focusing on family policy and assisting with the annual Family Impact Seminar is available for the summer semester. The other internship, available any semester, is open to graduate and undergraduate students interested in hands-on experience conducting research with families and/or children.

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