A minimum of two full-year 2018 calendar year fellowship awards from the UMass Developmental Science Initiative will be made to PhD students enrolled at UMass Amherst who have demonstrated superior potential in any area of developmental science research*. Applicants will be rated based on the quality and broader significance of their research, relevance to issues affecting development, and overall intellectual merit. Preference will be given to first time applicants and individuals who have not previously won a CRF graduate student fellowship.
Pre-dissertation/Masters thesis fellowship will be awarded in the amount of $5,000 and is intended for individuals who are currently enrolled in a PhD program at UMass Amherst. The 2018 competition is open to individuals who have completed some of their graduate coursework but have not yet advanced to PhD candidacy. The individual will use this fellowship award to either support his/her independent developmental science research or to assist a faculty member with his/her developmental science research for the 2018 calendar year of the award.