Outstanding Student and New Professional Proposal Award

Military Families and Children Focus Group

2022 Recipient

Elizabeth C. Coppola, M.A., Purdue University
“The Influence of Childhood Risk and Resilience Factors on Service Members’ Depression Symptom Trajectories”


To recognize and promote exceptional scholarly work related to military families and children among family scholars.


A certificate will be presented at the Military Families and Children focus group annual meeting held at the NCFR Annual Conference. No monetary award will be issued.


  • All format of proposals accepted for the NCFR Annual Conference focused on military families are eligible. Proposals related to research, theory, and practice are eligible.
  • There will be one award, the first author must be a Student or New Professional, and must be a member of NCFR at the time of nomination and receipt of the award.

Nomination/application process

The recipient is selected on the basis of the average rating from the peer reviews. The proposal with the highest average score is selected as the recipient. In cases where multiple proposals receive the same score, the members of the focus group leadership team review each of the top scoring proposals and vote on the recipient.


July 31: The recipient is notified by this date