NCFR Student Access Grant

Grant Description 

The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) is committed to addressing systemic racism and opening doors where racial and ethnic barriers exist. To ensure inclusion of students from historically marginalized racial communities in the discipline of Family Science, NCFR will continue to support Students of Color through the NCFR Student Access Grant

This year's conference is in person, so to help defray the costs of travel, the grant will cover registration fees and a travel stipend for Students of Color. Grantees who are not NCFR members will receive a one-year NCFR membership with their conference registration. At least four students will receive the grant. All students who apply for grant funding will be given access to NCFR Bridge, the NCFR livestreaming conference product offering. If additional funds are raised to support more students traveling to the in-person conference, then more grants will be given. 

NCFR membership and annual conference participation provides opportunities critical to academic and professional development and advancement: 

  • Exposure to the varied pedagogy of Family Science 

  • Enhanced learning through conference plenaries, special sessions, posters, and workshops 

  • Access to emerging research with journals, publications, and webinars 

  • Interaction with university students and faculty, clinical researchers, and practitioners through member group meetings, and online discussion posts  

  • Peer-to-peer networking and mentoring opportunities exclusive to NCFR members  

How to Request Grant Support: 

The grant will be offered to Students of Color interested in being a part of NCFR. The grant will cover conference registration and a travel stipend to the annual conference. Grantees who are new NCFR members will also receive one year of NCFR membership. Further details of eligibility criteria and the application process will be placed on this webpage in the summer.  

How to Donate to the Grant: 

Donate here or when you're registering for the conference

Since its inception in 2020, the NCFR Student Access Grant has funded the participation of over 150 students from historically marginalized racial populations in the NCFR annual conference.To donate or learn more about the NCFR Student Access Fund, please connect with Maddie Hansen

We are planning to provide 4 grants for 2022. If additional funds are raised to support more students traveling to the in-person conference, then more grants will be given. Here is how your donation supports Students of Color engage in full NCFR conference and membership experience: 

  • $10 – any donation can be put to good use as part of the Student Access Grant  

  • $50 – a donation of this size may help offset travel expenses for a grant recipient 

  • $100 – this is equal to the cost of an all-journal student membership in NCFR 

  • $250 – this level of donation may cover the cost of a student registration to the conference 

  • $500 – is equal to the amount of one travel stipend 


Donations of any amount are welcome and help open doors where racial barriers stand. Thank you for your support!