Current Initiatives

CFF initiatives support work that produce research, with the goal to put this research into practice to bring about positive change for families.

Faculty Partner Program

Watch your work touch the lives of real people, while also impacting the world of research. Become a Center for Families Faculty Partner

Become a faculty partner

CFF Funding Program

The Center for Families’ annual funding program supports the study of families from a cross-disciplinary, life course perspective.

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Indiana Consortium of Family Organizations promotes family perspective in public policy and services.

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Indiana Family Impact Seminars

FIS summarize research that analyzes the consequences of an issue, policy, or program, and illustrates the central role of families in addressing social problems​.

Read the Research

Kanter Award for Excellence in Work Family Research

Identifies the best-of-the-best research about work and family from around the globe.

Read the Research

Kanter Lecture Series

Facilitates open dialog between faculty, students, and work-family researchers from around the world, bringing quality research from one of the top 15 best studies, selected from the annual Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research recipients.

Watch and Read the Research

MFRI at Purdue University

The Military Family Research Institute strengthens the ability of military and civilian organizations to help military families.

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Learn more about past CFF initiatives. This includes research no longer being updated.

Past Initiatives