2012 AAFCS Grants Program
AAFCS awards grant funding for a variety of family and consumer sciences research and professional development projects. Grant winners are recognized each year during the AAFCS Annual Conference.
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Ruth O'Brien Project Grant
The Ruth O’Brien Project Grant was established in 1972 through a bequest from Ruth O’Brien, former assistant chief of the Bureau of Human Nutrition and Home Economics, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and supports research and development in family and consumer sciences. The grant’s objectives are to: assist members of the profession to develop and use their full potential to serve society; provide support for education, study, and scientific research in fields relating to family and consumer sciences; and improve the usefulness and effectiveness of family and consumer sciences in all its aspects. Funding is available for projects that help fulfill these objectives and are in accord with the goals of the Association and the profession.
Centennial Scholars Research Grant
This is the inaugural year for the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) Centennial Scholars Research Grant, which was created in honor of the Association’s 100th anniversary. The fund that supports the Centennial Scholars Research Grant was launched in 2008, thanks to challenge grants given by AAFCS Past Presidents Peggy Meszaros and Sharon Nickols.