Society for Research in Child Development: Grants for Science Research

OVERVIEW: The Society for Research in Child Development supports researchers that work to advance developmental science improving humans’ lives.

IP TAKE: This grantmaker supports multiple disciplines within its field of interest including, but not limited to, biological, behavioral and social sciences.

PROFILE: The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) was established in 1933 to “[s]timulate and support research, to encourage cooperation amount individuals engaged in the scientific study of child development, and to encourage applications of research findings.”

SCRDs Small Grants Program for Early Career Scholars was established in 2018 and offers grants of up to $7,500 for research projects conducted by SRCD members who have completed their terminal degrees in the past five years. This grant is open to members regardless of appointment, the institution for which they work or the country in which they live. Click here to learn more about the scientists who have received this grant in the past.

The Patrice L. Engle Dissertation Grant program honors Patrice Engle who is regarded as a “[p]ioneer and leader in global early child development.” The grant supports students “[i]nterested in a career in global early child development who are from or doing research in low- or middle income countries.” The grant is for up to $5,000 and includes a 2-year student membership to SRCD.

SRCD also offers the Victoria S. Levin Award which is granted to one junior investigator studying early childhood mental health. This award is in honor of Vicki Levin who worked for decades at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and was passionate about furthering scientific research in this field.

SCRD announces open calls for applications each year.


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