2018-2019 SRCD Scholar-in-Residence Program


The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) invites SRCD Members who anticipate a leave or sabbatical to apply to participate in our inaugural Scholar-in-Residence program. This program provides time and space in the new Washington D.C. headquarters of SRCD to complete a project while exploring the Society and local scholarly, policy, or government connections. The goal is to provide an opportunity for productivity while creating a platform for meaningful interaction with SRCD staff, governance, and initiatives. Funds will be provided to supplement existing sabbatical support, supporting the Scholar’s ability to reside in the Washington D.C. metro area during the period of residence. 

SRCD is interested in supporting Scholar-in-Residence who would be able to make a substantive contribution while in residence through activities that advance the Strategic Goals of the Society, or in partnership with the Science Affairs, Policy, or Communications staff. Activities in support of SCRD’s Strategic Plan of integrating diversity, interdisciplinarity, and internationalization will be a priority.

Duration: The duration of the residence is a minimum of two months up to a maximum of four months for a single Scholar. Alternatively, a pair or team of three collaborators may apply for a joint residency for a maximum of two months. Residence in DC and daily work hours in the Headquarters are expected for the entirety of the residency.

Stipend: A stipend of $6,000 per month will be provided to each Scholar to cover travel costs and living expenses during the residency.  Office space at SRCD Headquarters will also be provided. Applicants living within 50 miles of SRCD Headquarters will be eligible for a reduced stipend to support daily transportation costs but not lodging.

Due Date: Applications are due by 5 p.m. on February 15, 2018. Notifications will be sent by March 15, 2018.

Start Date: Scholars may initiate residency any time after May 1, 2018 and should complete their residency by May 1, 2019.

Eligibility: Any full-time faculty member (or equivalent) at a U.S. or international university or research institution is eligible to apply.

Application materials

  1. Application form (click link to download)
  2. Description (max. 500 words) of applicant’s research area, planned project for the residency, and specific proposed activities that would impact or further the Strategic Goals of the SRCD and/or benefit specifically from being at SRCD and in the Washington DC area.
  3. CV(s) of Scholar-in-Residence applicant(s)
  4. Please submit all materials to scholar@srcd.org.