SRCD Early Career Interdisciplinary Scholars Research Fellowship in USA, 2019

Scholarship Description:

Established and organized by SRCD’s Interdisciplinary Committee, the new Early Career Interdisciplinary Scholars Fellowship Program is now available on offer to study in the USA. Fellowship is available for International students.

The Early Career Interdisciplinary Scholars Fellowship is designed to allow early scholars in relevant fields outside of psychology/human development to participate in the SRCD Biennial Meeting.

The Society for Research in Child Development is a membership association that advances developmental science and promotes its use to improve human lives. The field of child development received formal recognition in 1922-23 through the appointment of a subcommittee on Child Development of the National Research Council. In 1925, under the direction of Robert S. Woodworth, an eminent experimental psychologist, this group became the Committee in Child Development with offices and staff in the National Academy of Sciences. The purpose of the committee was to integrate research activities and to stimulate research in child development.

Degree level:

Fellowship is available to pursue research.

Field of Study:

The Early Career Interdisciplinary Scholars Fellowship will select outstanding early career scholars whose degree is in a discipline outside of psychology or human development, with an interest that is clearly related to developmental psychology, and pair them up with a mentor who is a senior developmental scientist.

Scholarship Award: 

If selected for the program, fellows commit to:

Participation in all Early Career Interdisciplinary Scholars Fellowship Program activities at the 2019 SRCD Biennial Meeting, including:

  1. Breakfast with other fellows
  2. Interdisciplinary Developmental Science Career Panel and Networking Reception
  3. Attend the SRCD Awards Ceremony
  4. Self-scheduled activity with mentor during the Biennial Meeting (e.g., attending talks, poster sessions, sharing meals, etc.)
  5. Participation in 2 phone or virtual (e.g. Skype) meetings with mentor—one before and one after the Biennial Meeting.


  • Fellowship is available for International students.
  • Scholarship can be taken in the USA.

Eligibility Criteria:

For fellows:

  • A Ph.D. or M.D. in a field outside of psychology or human development within a max. of 5 years from the Fellowship deadline. [Note: Exceptions to the time limit (up to 10 years) can be requested for individuals in disciplines that have longer training periods (e.g. MD’s), or due to other extenuating circumstances. If you are requesting an extension, please include a justification in your application.]
  • Have not been granted tenure as a faculty member
  • Must be pursuing an area of research that is related to human development and have a desire to:
    • Obtain increased exposure to developmental theory, methods, and research findings,
    • Develop or enrich collaborations with developmental scientists, and/or
    • Disseminate relevant research from within their discipline to developmental scientist

English Language Requirements: 

Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Applying procedure Instructions:

How to Apply: To apply to the Early Career Interdisciplinary Scholars Fellowship Program, please include the following documents/information in your application:

  • Your CV (PDF)
  • A brief 1-2 page statement (PDF or Word doc) addressing the following:
    • Please describe your research, including your primary discipline and how your research intersects with developmental science.
    • How would you benefit from attending the SRCD Biennial Meeting?
    • How can SRCD members benefit from learning about your research?
  • Names of up to 3 suggested mentors. [Note: This is optional.

Scholarship Official Web Links:

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Scholarship Deadline:

November 16, 2018.

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