The Society for Research in Child Development is seeking applications for Policy Fellowships for 2014-2015. There are two types of Fellowships:
Congressional and Executive Branch.
Both provide Fellows with exciting opportunities to come to Washington, DC and use their research skills in child development to inform public policy. Fellows work as resident scholars within their federal agency or Congressional office placements. The goals of these fellowships are: (1) to contribute to the effective use of scientific knowledge in developing public policy, (2) to educate the scientific community about the development of public policy, and (3) to establish a more effective liaison between scientists and the federal policy-making mechanisms.
Fellows represent various career stages from early to advanced. Further, their career paths following the Fellowship are diverse. Some SRCD Fellows begin or return to academia following their fellowship, while others continue to work at the interface of research and policy in both government and the private sector.
Application Requirements: Applicants must have a doctoral-level degree in any relevant discipline (e.g., Ph.D., M.D., Ed.D.), must demonstrate exceptional competence in an area of child development research, and must be a member of SRCD. Both early-career and advanced professionals are encouraged to apply.
Application Deadline: December 15, 2013