SRCD Policy Fellowships for 2017-2018

SRCD is seeking applicants for SRCD Policy Fellowships for 2017-2018. There are two types of fellowships: Congressional and Executive Branch. Both types of fellowships provide researchers with exciting opportunities to come to Washington, D.C. and use their research skills in child development to inform public policy. Fellows work as resident scholars within congressional or federal agency offices.


Fellowships are full-time immersion experiences and run from September 1st, 2017 through August 31st, 2018. Following a two-week science policy orientation program sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Fellows receive an orientation to child development and public policy. The SRCD Office for Policy and Communications in Washington, D.C. facilitates the fellowship experience and is available as a resource throughout the year.


Application Requirements: Applicants must have a doctoral-level degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., Ph.D., M.D., Ed.D.), must demonstrate exceptional competence in an area of child development research, and must be a member of SRCD. Both early-career and advanced professionals are encouraged to apply.


Deadline to apply: December 15, 2016


More information about the Fellowships is available online at, or email To apply to the fellowship, click here.