The National Council on Family Relations, founded in 1938, is the oldest nonprofit, nonpartisan, multidisciplinary professional association focused solely on family research, practice and education.
Prior to 2016, NCFR's Affiliate Councils Board offered these awards for best student papers. As of 2016, these awards are no longer offered.
2015 Outstanding Graduate Student Research Paper
James Kale Monk, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Veteran Couples Retreats: Interventions for Military Veterans and Their Relational Partners" (co-authors Brian Ogolsky and Victoria Bruner)
2015 Outstanding Undergraduate Student Research Paper
Hannah Newman, Samford University
"The Relationship Between Parental Conflcit Tactics and Sibling Conflict Tactics
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NCFR's awards recognize individuals and groups who further the interests of the organization and exemplify the standards to which members aspire. Award winners are distinguished colleagues who have dedicated themselves to working in the family field, and have given outstanding service.
The Issues in Aging Focus Group Award recognizes and promotes exceptional scholarly work related to issues in aging among family scholars.
The Men in Families Best New Professional Research Article Award is presented to the new professional author of the best research article related to men in families for the year prior to the award.
The Men in Families Best Research Article Award is presented to the author(s) of the best research article related to men in families for the year prior to the award.
The Diversity and Inclusion in Men in Families Research Article Award recognizes high-quality research on men in diverse families.
The Qualitative Family Research Network (QFRN) Focus Group award recognizes significant work in the area of family theory, methods and research that comes from a qualitative tradition. The award is named for Anselm Strauss; his life's work was to develop and practice qualitative methodologies.
The NCFR Board of Directors acts on behalf of membership as it makes decisions pertaining to the organization.
The Audit Committee was formed by Board action to help carry out the Board's responsibilities and to increase the Board's level of fiduciary oversight.
The role of the NCFR Elections Council is to gather nominations for the offices of the NCFR Board and other NCFR national offices.
Fellow status in NCFR is an honor awarded to relatively few living members on the basis of their outstanding contributions to the field of the family in the areas of scholarship, teaching, outreach or professional service, including service to NCFR. By definition, outstanding contributions are those which have broad impact on the field and are enduring over time.