AERA and SRCD Announce Early Career Research Fellowship in Middle Childhood Education and Development — February 11 Deadline for Applications

January 2019

AERA and the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) have announced that they are accepting applications for the second cohort of the AERA-SRCD Early Career Research Fellowship. The second cohort will focus on development at the middle education stage. Fellows will each pursue a topic of interest related to middle-years education and development. Their work may emanate from their own ongoing research programs or from a period of collaborative exchanges among fellows and mentors focused on core issues and under-addressed research questions related to this educational and developmental period.

AERA annual meetings and SRCD biennial meetings will provide opportunities for fellows to participate in professional development and training sessions aimed at enhancing their research skills and knowledge. Fellows will attend and participate in the 2019, 2020, and 2021 AERA Annual Meetings and the 2019 and 2021 SRCD Biennial Meetings. These meetings will allow for continued fellow-mentor collaboration and an opportunity to present and to consider future career and network opportunities following from the fellowship experience. Outside of these in-person meetings, fellows will participate in virtual seminars and exchanges with program mentors to develop their research.

“We are pleased that AERA and SRCD can continue this collaborative effort to shape the next generation of scholars and scholarship at the intersection of middle-years development and education research,” said Felice J. Levine, AERA executive director and member of the AERA-SRCD Advisory Committee. “The early career scholars studying these issues will add to the knowledge base and methods used to study middle childhood.”

The AERA-SRCD initiative aims 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. It leverages the expertise and convening capacity of both organizations to create a context for early career scholars to expand their research competencies and enhance their research programs. The fellowship was initially launched in 2017 with a cohort of scholars who formed research collaborations at the intersections of child development and early education topics and interests.

The deadline for applications is February 11. The call is available here on the AERA website.

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