2013 EARA-SRA Summer School - Apply Now!

Tue, 12/18/2012

Since 2008, EARA and SRA have jointly organized Summer Schools, which are training grounds for young scholars interested in adolescent development. Originally held by EARA, the Summer Schools have been a tradition since 2001 with generous funding by the Johan Jacobs Foundation.  The Summer Schools bring together established researchers, recognized for their expertise and teaching abilities with doctoral students from around the globe for five, intensive days of research training.  The training includes exposure to innovative and creative research, as well as workshops focusing on professional skills. The summer schools have given students enthusiasm to search for scientific guidance outside of the borders of their countries and the walls of their universities.

In 2013, the Summer School will be held in Kent (Ohio), USA from June 16th to June 23rd.  The site for the school is Kent State University. The Senior Scholars slated for this year include (in alphabetical order): Deborah Capaldi, Toon Cillessen, W. Andrew Collins, Joanne Davila, Carolyn Tucker Halpern, Patrick Heaven, Geert-Jan Overbeek, Sally Powers, Katariina Salmela-Aro, and Christiane Spiel.

We invite doctoral students in any part of the world to apply.  A total of 24 students will be selected on the basis of their academic records, research experience, letters of recommendation, and overall evidence of scientific aptitude and competence. Students who apply should have their doctoral research planned or underway, but not completed. Preference is given to students who are mid-way in their research, so that they can benefit from the critiques given during the school.  Students will receive travel subsidies (as much of the total cost as possible), with accommodations and meals paid for by the School.  

Send the following documents in English, saved as Word (.docx) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) files.  
1.    Your curriculum vitae (labeled yourname.cv)
2.    A short description of your dissertation topic and progress so far  (1-2 pages double spaced), (labeled yourname.dissertation)
3.    A recommendation letter from your supervisor (labeled yourname.docx).

Send the files, by email, to the Director of the 2013 EARA-SRA Summer School: 
Dr. Manfred van Dulmen (
Applications must be received by February 1st 2013.  All applications received by that date will be evaluated by members of the EARA-SRA Summer School Committee, with notifications emailed by March 15th 2013.