The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) is now accepting applications for policy fellowships for 2013-2014. Fellows will have the chance to work in either the Congressional or Executive Branches and have the opportunity to come to Washington, D.C. to use their research skills in child development to inform public policy. Each Fellow will work as a resident scholar within a federal agency or Congressional office placement. The fellowship will also include monthly seminars with topics in child development and public policy or career development. SRCD has three goals for their fellowship program which applicants should consider while applying:
- To contribute to the effective use of scientific knowledge about child development in the formation of public policy
- To educate the scientific community about the development of public policy
- To establish a more effective liaison between developmental scientists and the Federal policy-making mechanisms
Each applicant must have a doctoral-level degree in a relevant discipline and must demonstrate exceptional competence in child development research. Each applicant must also be a member of SRCD. The application deadline is December 15, 2012.