Call for Applications: SRCD's 2022-2023 U.S. Policy Fellowship Programs
The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) is seeking applicants for its prestigious SRCD U.S. Policy Fellowship Programs for the 2022-2023 academic year. The goals of the federal and state post-doctoral fellowship programs are to:
- provide fellows with firsthand experience in federal or state policymaking, implementation, and evaluation;
- provide federal and state executive branch agencies and Congress greater access to research expertise on a diverse range of child development topics to enhance evidence-based policy development, implementation, and evaluation; and
- build a network of experts that bridge developmental science, federal and state policymaking, and practice.
Federal Policy Fellowship Program
There are two types of federal fellowships: congressional and executive branch. Both fellowships are full-time immersion experiences in Washington, D.C., where fellows work as resident scholars within congressional or federal executive branch agency offices. We welcome applications from early, mid-career, and advanced professionals. The online application portal will be open by December 1. Visit the SRCD website for requirements and to access the application portal. The application deadline for the Federal Policy Fellowship is January 4, 2022, 11:59PM Eastern.
State Policy Fellowship Program
This post-doctoral fellowship is a full-immersion experience, where fellows work as resident scholars in state executive branch agency offices. Fellows will receive support from a state supervisor and an academic mentor during the fellowship experience. The online portal to submit applications will be open by December 1. Visit the SRCD website for application requirements and to access the application portal. The application deadline for State Policy Post-doctoral Fellowship is January 24, 2022, 11:59PM Eastern.
Want to connect with a former fellow before applying? We've heard from previous fellows that it is helpful to speak with former fellows about the application process and/or their fellowship experiences. View this list of previous SRCD Policy Fellows. Check out these other resources about the SRCD Policy Fellowship Program:
- [VIDEO] SRCD21: SRCD Policy Fellowship Panel with the 2020-2021 Policy Fellows
- [VIDEO] SRCD21: BIPOC Reflections on the SRCD Policy Fellowships with fellowship alumni who identify as BIPOC
- Former Fellows’ Spotlight columns and Professional Portfolios
If you need any accommodations for the application process, would like to set up a connection with a former fellow, or have other questions, please contact: email@example.com.
SRCD embraces a commitment to, and support for, diversity in the child development field. This includes training and engaging a workforce that is representative of diversity in all its forms. We encourage fellowship applications from scholars of color, scholars from underrepresented cultural and ethnic backgrounds, scholars from low-income backgrounds, first-generation college graduates, scholars with disabilities, and scholars from the LGBTQIA+ community.