Mentorship Programs

SRCD is committed to supporting professional advancement at all career stages and recognizes the fundamental importance of effective mentors in this process. The Society offers a variety of opportunities to participate in mentoring programs as a mentee or a mentor.   

Frances Degen Horowitz Millennium Scholars Program

The Frances Degen Horowitz Millennium Scholars Program (MSP) was developed as a vehicle to encourage and support scholars from under-represented ethnic/racial groups from North America in pursuing graduate work in developmental science. The program takes place around SRCD Biennial Meetings.

Read more


Teaching Mentorship Program

The purpose of the Teaching Mentorship Program is to assist novice or early-career teachers in navigating faculty life through developing a relationship with a more experienced faculty member, or mentor, from another institution. The mentor will serve as a resource for teaching ideas and feedback and a guide for managing interactions with students, other faculty, and administrators. The mentee will bring his or her fresh energy and ideas to the relationship as well, allowing reciprocal benefit for both mentor and mentee.

We are now accepting mentor and scholar applications for the 2020 Teaching Mentorship Program. Application deadline extended: December 13, 2019, 11:59 PM Eastern.

Read More


Scholar Development Program (SDP)

The SRCD Scholar Development Program (SDP) aims to bolster opportunities for both research funding and professional leadership among early- to mid-career Black/African American faculty. The program provides a set of targeted mentoring activities addressing academic leadership and NIH research funding.

Read more