Programs and Funding
SRCD offers a number of rich programs and funding opportunities for professional development whether you are just beginning to explore a career related to developmental science or are a leading scholar in the field.
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.
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.
Browse SRCD's Professional Opportunities
- Annual Awards and Grants
- Mentorship Programs
- Opportunities at the SRCD Biennial Meeting
- Paused or Inactive Programs
|Student and Early Career Council 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.
|Small Grants Program for Early Career Scholars
Grants of up to $7,500 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.
|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.
|SRCD U.S. Policy Fellowship Program
SRCD's U.S. Policy Fellowship program offers immersive opportunities for researchers to learn about policy development, implementation, and evaluation, and how to use developmental science to inform public policy in a federal or state agency, or in the U.S. Congress. Calls for submissions are posted in the fall.
|Early Career Interdisciplinary Scholars Fellowship Program
This program provides an opportunity for early career scholars in relevant fields outside of psychology/human development to participate in the SRCD Biennial Meeting. There, they will work with a senior mentor from the field of developmental scientist and connect other interdisciplinary scholars. Call for applications are announced in even-numbered years, prior to the SRCD Biennial Meeting, where the program takes place.
|Towards 2044: Horowitz Early Career Scholar Program
The Towards 2044: Horowitz Early Career Scholar Program takes its name from the year when the adult population of the United States is estimated to become a diverse majority. SRCD is excited to support the professional development of a diverse group of researchers as we move towards this new period.
|SRCD Biennial Awards
It is a tradition of SRCD that at each of our biennial meetings, several major awards are presented. Awards are presented for:
|SRCD Biennial Travel Awards
Four types of travel awards are offered as a benefit for SRCD members to support attendance at the SRCD Biennial Meeting.
SRCD is not currently accepting applications for the following programs. If these programs do re-open, the call for applications will be released in SRCD’s weekly newsletter, on the website, and on social media.
The Scholar-in-Residence Program allows for SRCD members who anticipate a leave or sabbatical to work in the SRCD Washington D.C. offices to complete a project, while providing meaningful interactions with the SRCD staff and governance.
|Patrice L. Engle Dissertation Grants for Global Early Child Development
Grants of $5,000 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.
|AERA-SRCD Early Career Research Fellowship in Middle Childhood Education and Development
Theis fellowship provides a 2-year collaborative opportunity for early career scholars to participate in a research network focused on middle childhood education and development. The purpose of this initiative is to build an early career cohort of scholars with integrative interests and expertise at the nexus of child development and formal/informal education and learning in their broader social context.
|Teaching Mentorship Program
The Teaching Mentorship Program assists novice or early-career teachers in navigating faculty life through developing a relationship with a more experienced faculty member, or mentor, from another institution.
|SRCD Scholar Development Program
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.