About the New Writers’ Program


The next call will go out in October of 2022 with a deadline for submissions of Jan 15, 2023.

The fellowship supports the development of new scholars who will advance systemic theory, research, and clinical practice grounded in a commitment to social justice.

Selected candidates will participate in The Craft of Scholarly WritingWorkshop, a 1.5-day workshop led by Dr. Evan Imber-Black, former editor of Family Process.

The purpose of the workshop is to help participants shape a developing manuscript for submission to Family Process or other journals. Participants will receive both individual feedback on their work from Dr. Imber-Black and small group consultation. Fellows will also have the opportunity to meet the Family Process Institute Board of Directors.

Applicant Eligibility and Requirements


New writers from any discipline whose scholarly interests focus on families and systems may apply.

Eligible applicants include (a) students, (b) those who have earned their degree within the past five years and been the first author on no more than two articles, and (c) persons who have been working in the field for some time but are new to writing. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to papers that promote social justice as a systemic issue.


  • A 700-1000 word essay that in