Policy decisions focusing on children and families take place at the state level as well as at the federal level. To extend its longstanding post-doctoral fellowship program focusing on federal child and family policy, SRCD is sponsoring two state policy programs in the 2018-2019 academic year:
- The Post-doctoral State Policy Fellowship in Early Childhood, funded by the Heising-Simons Foundation
- The Pre-doctoral State Policy Fellowship in Early Learning, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
The goal of these programs is to provide participants at different levels of study and career development with firsthand experience in state policymaking, program implementation, and evaluation, while also providing state executive branch agencies greater access to child development research expertise. Academic mentors for those participating in both the pre- and post-doctoral programs are expected to have backgrounds relevant to, and interest in extending, their research on state early childhood policies and programs.
For more information, including information on how to apply, please go to the links below.