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 (formerly called the Early Career Scholars 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 2015-2016 cohort includes 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. Pending available funding, applications will be open for the 2017-2018 Early Career Work and Family Fellowship Program in summer 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. Previous cohorts have received a one-year membership in the WFRN, conference registration, and $500 to help defer expenses to attend the biennial WFRN Conference where special events are targeted to serve their interests, including networking opportunities with senior scholars and teaching/research workshops.  In addition, fellows are 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