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Seeking Early Career Scholars 2022 Cohort: Applications Due 07/10

The NYC Early Childhood Research Network (the Research Network), an initiative of the NY Early Childhood Professional Development Institute, is committed to bringing researchers and policymakers together to facilitate applied research on the early childhood workforce in NYC. 

To promote the advancement of the next generation of diverse researchers who share our commitment to research-policy-practice partnerships, we welcome a cadre of Early Career Scholars each year to form a learning community.

Each scholar receives a $5,000 stipend which will be used between 9/1/2022 and 8/31/2023 to support their research or other professional endeavors. The application deadline is 07/10/2022 EST.


Within the learning community, the scholars will meet regularly with the Director of Research and with other key leaders in the field of early childhood care and education: These opportunities will help the scholars to discuss and consider the power and implications of applied research and research-policy-practice partnerships in early childhood. The scholars will be expected to support one another, actively participate in the learning community, and produce a deliverable (blog or policy brief) for NYC agencies (e.g., Department of Education) pertaining to their research topic.


  1. Postdoc researchers who completed their doctoral degrees within the last 3 years.
  2. Doctoral candidates who have developed their dissertation proposals.
  3. Individuals who reside in in the NY Metropolitan Area and are also affiliated with a university or institution in the NY Metropolitan Area.


Applicants are requested to fill out the 2022 Early Career Scholar Award Application Form and to upload both their CV and a letter of support from their supervisor or advisor.





Seeking Early Career Scholars 2022 Cohort: Applications Due 07/10