Awards and Grants


Throughout the year, we announce calls for submissions for the following funding opportunities and awards of recognition. Be sure to check back for the latest calls from SRCD's awards and grants.


Victoria S. Levin Award for Early Career Success in Young Children’s Mental Health Research

Funding awards established to honor and carry forward this special focus of Victoria S. Levin’s life work. Call for submissions are posted in the summer.

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SECC Dissertation Research Funding Awards

Funding awards of up to $2,000 USD to SRCD student members for dissertation research proposals that display strong potential to contribute to the field of child development. Call for submissions are posted in the spring. Organized by the SRCD Student and Early Career Council.

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Small Grants Program for Early Career Scholars

Grants of up to $7500 USD are awarded on a competitive basis for research projects that reflect SRCD’s commitment to supporting the scholarship of tomorrow’s leaders. Call for submissions are posted in the winter.

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SRCD Biennial Awards

It is a tradition of SRCD that at each of our biennial meetings, several major awards are presented. Call for nominations are announced in even-numbered years, prior to the SRCD Biennial Meetings.

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Outstanding Doctoral Dissertations

Created in 2008, the SRCD Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Awards are given for dissertations completed in the previous year that are unusually noteworthy. This award comes with a $500 honorarium and nominations are submitted by the mentor of the dissertation thesis.

Early Career Research Contributions

Established in 2002, this award is given to SRCD members who have distinguished themselves as researchers and scholars, as evidenced through research, publications, and scholarly activity. The nominee should be no more than six years beyond the Ph.D. or equivalent degree.

Senior Distinguished Contributions

Established in 1977, this collection of awards recognizes SRCD members who have distinguished themselves over a sustained period of time in at least one domain of research and service. Therefore, this award is ordinarily given to more senior SRCD members.

2023 Biennial Travel Awards

Four types of travel awards are offered as a benefit for SRCD members to support attendance at the SRCD Biennial Meeting.



Awards and Grants Archive

Patrice L. Engle Dissertation Grants for Global Early Child Development

Grants of $5000 USD to provide support for junior students interested in a career in global early child development who are from or doing research in low- or middle-income countries. Call for submissions are posted in the spring.

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