2021 Call for Applications: Towards 2044: Horowitz Early Career Scholar Program

The deadline for the 2021 Call for Scholar and Mentor applications has passed (February 24, 2021).

Formerly known as the Frances Degan Horowitz Millennium Scholars Program (MSP), the initiative was developed in 1999 as a vehicle to encourage and support scholars from under-represented ethnic/racial groups from North America in pursuing graduate work in developmental science. With generous funding from the Wallace Foundation, the Towards 2044: Horowitz Early Career Scholar Program will now extend from a program that takes place only at the Biennial to a more extensive year-long program. The program takes its name from the year when the adult population of the United States is estimated to become a diverse majority. SRCD is excited to support the professional development of a diverse group of researchers as we move towards this new period.

About the Program

The Towards 2044: Horowitz Early Career Scholar Program provides educational and professional development for scholars, giving them a launching point for a career in the field of child development.

The program offers:

  • Mentorship to the selected scholars from more advanced researchers in the field who provide them with guidance and support in their pursuit of educational and professional goals;
  • Mentorship service experience for individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, and disciplinary groups;
  • Opportunities for scholars from under-represented groups to attend the SRCD Biennial meeting, special pre-conference activities, and a year-long program of monthly seminars and one-on-one meetings with their mentors; and,
  • Valuable exposure to the field for scholars from under-represented groups, allowing them to interact not only with their mentors, but also with other scholars and professionals.

Criteria and Required Application Materials
Apply to be a scholar     Apply to be a mentor

Applications must be submitted by
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 11:59pm ET.

The Advisory Committee for the Towards 2044: Horowitz Early Career Scholar Program is led by Dr. Michael Cunningham (Tulane University) and also includes Drs. Mayra Bámaca (University of California, Merced) and Charissa Cheah (University of Maryland, Baltimore County).

Please note: You will need your SRCD login credentials to access the submission site. If you are an SRCD member and do not have an SRCD login, please create an account.

Questions? For submission site technical support, please contact Gabby Galeano (ggaleano@srcd.org).

For questions regarding application materials, please contact Michael Cunningham (mcunnin1@tulane.edu).