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In this section, HARC keeps early career scholars up to date on the latest funding, training, and career growth opportunities. This section is updated regularly, and we encourage you to share with your colleagues.
Early Career Webinar Series
Webinar Kickoff – February 21, 2024: Building Your Career in Early Childhood Home Visiting Research
The early career researchers kickoff webinar was a hit! If you missed the webinar or would like to watch it again, the recording will be available in our resource library soon.
Stay tuned for our next webinar in April. Details to come.
Early Career Opportunities
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality-sponsored National Research Service Award Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship
Sponsored by the Dept of Health and Human Services, the goal of this service award is to support promising applicants during their mentored postdoctoral training under the guidance of faculty sponsors. This program is designed to enhance the individual’s potential to develop into a productive, independent researcher. These awards are posted annually. Deadlines this year are April 8, August 8, and December 8.
Brazelton Touchpoints Center’s Postdoctoral Fellowship
Brazelton Touchpoints announces their postdoctoral fellowship in early childhood translational and applied research. Postdoctoral fellows will work with researchers to participate in research on interventions with young children and families. Several work opportunities are available to fellows such as dual-generation and early childhood programs (e.g., Early Head Start), child welfare, and home visiting research. This is an open fellowship and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Infant Mental Health Prevention Science
The University of Maryland School of Social Work is accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellow in infant mental health prevention science for a minimum of two years starting on or before July 1, 2024. This position will provide broad, cross-disciplinary exposure along with deep involvement in an array of mentored and independent activities that will promote early career development. Applications considered on a rolling basis.
Forecasted Notice of Funding Opportunity for Dissertation Research
The Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation has forecasted and is considering funding of graduate student dissertation grants in 2024. This grant forecast is relevant for PhD students interested in conducting research related to the Early Head Start-Home Based model and/or behavioral interventions in home visiting. To learn more about these opportunities, please visit grants.gov for Head Start and Behavioral Interventions. Stay up to date on these forecasts by visiting ACF’s grants home page and by subscribing to their emails.
It’s important to start now to become a competitive dissertation research grant applicant, and HARC is here to help you! Several HARC members have been recipients or served as mentors for these dissertation grants. In addition, HARC has developed several resources that can support the development and testing of behavioral interventions! Please feel free to reach out to us (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Health Policy Research Scholars (HPRS) Program
Applications are now open for the HPRS program, a four-year national leadership development program for full-time doctoral students. It is designed for students who are committed to ensuring their research is aligned with the health needs of communities. The program provides training in health policy, how to think strategically, and how to craft an actionable research question that can inform solutions to advance health equity as well as mentorship, career, and leadership coaching. Deadline is March 7, 2024.
Towards 2044: Horowitz Early Career Scholar Program
The Society for Research in Child Development is now accepting scholar and mentor applications for the Towards 2044: Horowitz Early Career Scholar Program. This program provides educational and professional development for scholars that are underrepresented in the developmental science field. Established scholars in the field provide graduate students guidance and support in their pursuit of their educational and professional goals. Deadline is March 20, 2024.
Undergraduate students who are enrolled in the Fall 2024 term and committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion are encouraged to apply for the APA SUPER Fellowship, which provides a $4,000 stipend to the student to conduct summer laboratory research and $1,000 to their faculty host. All areas of psych science are welcome! Applications are due March 1, 2024; don’t wait!