Early Career Work and Family Fellowship Program

early career scholars program

The Work and Family Researchers
Network is committed to mentoring the next generation of work and family scholars. Our Early Career Fellowship Program provides support for recent doctoral recipients to advance their research, teaching, and long-term career prospects. By offering networked resources and consultation, we help promising new scholars move into tenured appointments and secure senior-level positions, as well as engage them with the work and family community of scholars. This program builds on successful cohorts supported by the former Sloan Work and Family Research Network and the WFRN. For more information on the history of the program and lists of the current and previous program cohorts, go here.

The current 2017-2018 cohort includes the following Fellows:

Alice Brawley, Gettysburg College
Caitlyn Collins, Washington University St. Louis
Tori Crain, Colorado State University
Nicole DePasquale, Duke University 
Wen Fan, Boston College
Julia Goodman, Oregon Health and Science University & Portland State University
Marc Grau-Grau, Harvard University
Yang Hu, Lancaster University
Laurie Maldonado, Graduate Center CUNY
Kristie McAlpine, Michigan State University
Sarah Patterson, University of Western Ontario
Lea Pessin, The Pennsylvania State University
Kate Prickett, University of Chicago
Alejandra Ros Pilarz, University of Wisconsin Madison
Katherine Weisshaar, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

The prior 2015-2016 cohort included the following Fellows:
Christine Bataille, Ithaca College
Siwei Cheng, University of California, Los Angeles
Patricia Dahm, California Polytechnic State University
Caitlin Demsky, Oakland University
Erin Eatough, Baruch College and Graduate Center, CUNY
Jennifer Greenfield, University of Denver
Hsinyi Hsiao, University of Southern California
Ryan Johnson, Ohio University
Zarrina Juraqulova, Denison University
Jack Lam, University of Queensland
Soomi Lee, Pennsylvania State University
Carrie Oelberger, University of Minnesota
David Pedulla, University of Texas at Austin
Matthew Piszczek, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Marisa Young, McMaster University

Applying for the Program. Applications for the 2017-2018 Early Career Work and Family Fellowship Program will be accepted up to September 15, 2017. Candidates must have received their doctorate in 2015 or later and have yet to progress into a tenured or secure senior-level position. Applications are not restricted on the basis of location. Fellows will receive a one-year membership in the WFRN, conference registration, and $500 to help defer expenses to attend the biennial WFRN Conference and a preconference where special events are targeted to serve their interests. In addition, fellows will be connected with one another in periodic encounters beyond the conference, intended to facilitate collaboration and peer-mentorship.

Questions about the program can be addressed to program director, Stephen Sweet