What We Do

The AAMFT Research & Education Foundation is steadfast in its commitment to improve the health of families suffering from disorders each and every day. The Foundation provides grant and scholarship opportunities to support cutting-edge research and education intended to improve healthcare outcomes and build stronger families.

Minority Fellowship Program

The AAMFT Research & Education Foundation Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) provides a tremendous opportunity to Doctoral and Master's students from across the country by offering fellowships that help to facilitate and supplement their growth and development as future practitioners in the field of marriage and family therapy. Funded largely by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), AAMFT Foundation has created the MFP to support the training of practitioners or practitioner/researchers in culturally competent mental health and substance abuse services, treatment and prevention.

Dissertation Award

The Dissertation Awards honors graduate students producing dissertations in family systems by recognizing their achievement as an example of excellence in marriage and family therapy education.

Graduate Student Research Award

The AAMFT Research & Education Foundation recognizes graduate students producing cutting-edge research in systems and honoring the tradition of high quality research in marriage and family therapy.

Diversity Scholarship for Emerging Leaders

The Awards for Minorities are intended to support the recruitment, training, and retention of minorities in the field of marriage and family therapy.

Minority Supervision Stipend

Awards are made by the AAMFT Research & Education Foundation to minority supervisors-in-training to support the recruitment, training and retention of minorities as AAMFT Approved Supervisors for the field of marriage and family therapy.

Thesis Award

The Thesis Award honors the scholarly achievement of recent master’s level graduates completing theses related to couples and family therapy or family therapy training.

Your Support Matters


Your support will help us achieve our goals and our continued commitment to our Mission. To support the Foundation, you can make a donation today here.

According to IRS regulation, contributions to the AAMFT Research & Education Foundation are 100% tax deductible as a charitable contribution.