SRCD Policy Fellowship Programs

SRCD offers two different policy fellowship programs: Federal and State. Both policy fellowship programs offer immersive opportunities for researchers to learn about policy development, implementation, and evaluation, and to use developmental science to inform public policy at either the federal or state level. 

Who Should Apply?

Scholars from a variety of backgrounds and scientific disciplines are encouraged to apply. Just as SRCD itself is an interdisciplinary organization, our fellows have backgrounds from a range of disciplines focusing on child development issues.

  • SRCD Federal Policy Fellowship Program
    • Individuals with a doctorate from any discipline relevant to child development
    • Early, mid-career, and advanced professionals
    • Applicants must have received a doctoral-level degree (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D., M.D.) prior to the start of the fellowship.
  • SRCD State Policy Fellowship Program
    • Individuals who have completed a doctorate within the past two years in any discipline relevant to child development. These applicants must have received a doctoral-level degree (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D., M.D.) prior to the start of the fellowship.
    • Current doctoral candidates studying any discipline relevant to child development who have completed at least two years of coursework.

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