Mission and Funding
The Foundation for the Contemporary Family provides financial support for innovative research that enhances the understanding of contemporary families and/or the clinical practice of couples and family therapy. It executes this mission through a broad range of grants. We encourage applications from individuals who represent diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, and sexual orientation. The FFCF Research Grant is awarded to post-doctoral students, professors and licensed mental health professionals.

The program awards grants for research projects that focus on innovative aspects of contemporary families or research designs that advance the field of couples or family therapy. Projects that advance theory, assessment, or clinical practice in these areas are eligible.

Program Goals
• Advance the field of couples and family therapy in the above topic areas through empirical, methodological, or theoretical contribution; enhance the understanding of the evolving nature and issues of contemporary families

Funding Specifics
• Annual grants of $5,000–$25,000
• Grants are awared in June and December. Submission deadlines are:
   For June: March 1
   For December: September 1

Eligibility Requirements
• Post-graduate student in psychology, professors, or licensed mental health professionals;
• Demonstrated competence in area of the proposed work;
• IRB approval must be received from the principal investigator’s institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.

Evaluation Criteria
• Conformance with stated program goals;
• Magnitude of incremental contribution in topic area;
• Quality of proposed work;
• Applicant’s competence to execute the project.

Proposal Requirements
• Description of proposed project to include hypotheses, background, target population,
   research design, methods, budget; and relevance to contemporary families;
• Format: not to exceed 10 pages (1 inch margins, double-spaced, no smaller than
   10 point type);
• Timeline for execution

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