The Margaret K. Keiley Endowed Graduate Research Award supports Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) graduate students in completing their master’s thesis, qualifying exam, or doctoral dissertation.
The awards are made possible due to the generosity of the late Dr. Margaret Keiley (1942-2018). Dr. Keiley was a long-time faculty member in the HDFS Department (2004-2018) and pioneer of the Multiple Family Group Intervention (MFGI). She was a champion of evidence-based intervention and an ardent supporter and champion of graduate professional development and research. Her commitment to both intervention and research lives on in this award, which was her final generous gift to a department she faithfully served.
Auburn University HDFS students are encouraged to apply for funds to support their research endeavors.
To be considered for funding, students must first have an approved thesis, qualifying exam, or dissertation proposal (i.e., students have submitted their research proposal to their committee and the committee has approved the project).
Awards are scored on the following criteria:
Awards are given annually based on the number of applicants and availability of funds.
Currently enrolled graduate students in the HDFS master’s or doctoral program who have an approved thesis, qualifying exam, or dissertation proposal/prospectus may apply by submitting the following materials to Dr. Mallory Lucier-Greer, the Graduate Program Officer (GPO):
Applications may be submitted on a rolling basis. Proposals will typically be scored within 3 weeks.
|Year||Recipient||Award Type||Title of Research Project|
|2022||Raven Livingston||Dissertation||A theoretical update and empirical analysis of the Multiple Family Group Intervention|
|2022||Courtney Furlong||Dissertation||Investigation of the lived experiences of survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking|
|2022||Adefunke DadeMatthews||Thesis||Anxiety, depression, chronic back pain, and burden of care among caregivers of children with chronic diseases in Nigerian tertiary hospitals|