A minimum of two full-year 2018 calendar year fellowship awards from the Developmental Science Initiative will be made to Ph.D. 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 Center for Research on Families graduate student fellowship.
A pre-dissertation/master's thesis fellowship will be awarded in the amount of $5,000 and is intended for individuals who are currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program. The 2018 competition is open to individuals who have completed some of their graduate coursework but have not yet advanced to Ph.D. candidacy. The individual will use this fellowship award to either support an independent developmental science research or to assist a faculty member with developmental science research for the 2018 calendar year of the award.
A dissertation fellowship will be awarded in the amount of $10,000 and is intended for Ph.D. students who exhibit the potential to make an outstanding contribution to the field of research. The 2017 competition is open to individuals who have advanced to Ph.D. candidacy for their dissertation (ABD—all but defended). The individual will use the award to support his/her dissertation research. The individual will work on an independent developmental science research project under the mentorship of a faculty member for the 2018 calendar year of the award.
Interested graduate students can learn more and apply here: https://www.umass.edu/family/developmental-science-initiative-graduate-fellowship-awards-apply-now