Study of Military Couples After Deployment

UPDATE 1 AUG 2015: All spots in this study have been filled. To learn about how to sign up for our new study, please visit



Military couples are needed for a research study in which both partners complete a 45-minute online questionnaire about their romantic relationship once per month for eight months. You each can earn up to $170 in e-gift cards from Amazon, Kohl’s, or Walmart (your choice) if you complete all eight questionnaires.

Am I Eligible?

You are eligible if you meet all of the following criteria:

  1. You are in a romantic relationship,
  2. You and / or your romantic partner is scheduled to return home from deployment soon,
  3. Both of you enroll in the study within 7 days of the service member’s return home from deployment,
  4. Both of you have access to a secure Internet connection,
  5. Both of you have your own email account, and
  6. Both of you are willing to participate.

How Do I Sign Up?

To sign up, send an email to with

  1. Your name and email address,
  2. Your partner’s name and email address (please indicate which person is returning home from deployment), and
  3. The anticipated date of the service member’s return home.

Have Questions?

Email Dr. Leanne Knobloch, Department of Communication, University of Illinois ( with questions.

Project Details

This project is funded by the U.S Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, through the Military Operational Medicine Research Program (Award No. W81XWH-14-2-0131) and the University of Illinois. Data collection procedures were approved by the University of Illinois (protocol #14387), Northwestern University (project #STU00091364) and the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command Office of Research Protections Human Research Protection Office (HRPO protocol #A-18032).