Sara McLanahan Award

The Sara McLanahan Award

Sara McLanahanThe McLanahan Award will be given biannually in honor of Sara McLanahan, who was a remarkable scholar, mentor, and policy advisor. The award is made to a senior scholar in recognition of extraordinary contributions to the study of family change, the well-being of children and families, and related social policies.

The first award will be presented in 2024 and given biennially in even years. Nominees should exemplify the highest standards of professional conduct. 

To nominate someone, please submit a description of the nominee's contributions and their CV to

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