Applying to the Fellowships

Who Should Apply?

Both SRCD Fellowships are designed for scholars from a variety of backgrounds and scientific disciplines. Just as SRCD itself is an interdisciplinary organization, our Fellows have backgrounds from a range of disciplines focusing on child development issues. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional competence in an area of child development research. Applicants must receive a doctoral-level degree (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D., M.D.) prior to the start of the Fellowship. The Fellowships are a training opportunity suited for individuals throughout their career development. Both early- and later-career applicants are encouraged to apply.

Application Requirements

Each Fellowship program applicant must be a member of SRCD, and must be a U.S. citizen. Online applications require: (1) a statement of interest (1,000 word maximum) that describes the applicant's background and qualifications for the Fellowship, basis for interest in the Fellowship—including policy areas or issues of interest and skills to be acquired— and career goals, including how the Fellowship would support those goals; (2) three letters of recommendation, and (3) a current C.V.

It is recommended that you apply for the Fellowship best suited to your interests and goals. However, some applicants choose to apply for both the Executive Branch and Congressional Fellowships. In this situation, applicants should submit a separate statement of interest for each.

How Do I Apply Online?

The online application system for the 2017-2018 Fellowship year is open, click here to apply. Applications and letters of recommendation are due by December 15, 2016.