Fri, 09/22/2017

There are two types of federal fellowships: Congressional and Executive Branch. Both types of fellowships provide researchers with exciting opportunities to come to Washington, D.C. and use their research skills in child development to inform public policy. Fellows work as resident scholars within congressional or federal agency offices.


Fellowships are full-time immersion experiences and run from September 1st, 2018 through August 31st, 2019. Following a two-week science policy orientation program sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), fellows receive an orientation to child development and public policy. The SRCD Policy and Communications Staff facilitate the fellowship experience and are available as a resource throughout the year.

Application Requirements: Applicants must have a doctoral-level degree in a 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 more advanced professionals are encouraged to apply.

Deadline to apply: December 15, 2017

More information about the federal fellowships is available online at https://srcd.org/policy-media/policy-fellowships-federal, or email policyfellowships@srcd.org. To apply to the fellowship, click here.