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Early Career Work and Family Scholars Program
The Work and Family Researchers
Network is committed to mentoring the next generation of work and family scholars. Our Early Career Scholars Program (ECS) provides supports 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 three successful cohorts supported by the former Sloan Work and Family Research Network. For more information on the history of the program, go here.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2013-2014 Early Career Scholars program. Fifteen scholars will be selected. Candidates must have received their doctorate in 2010 or later, and have yet to progress into tenured or secure senior level positions. Those anticipating receipt of their doctoral degree by June 2013 are eligible to apply. Application is not restricted on the basis of location. Recipients of the award will be expected to become members of the WFRN.
All participants are required to attend the WFRN conference to be held June 19-21, 2014 in New York City. Participants receive $1,000 to defer travel expenses. At that conference, special events will be targeted to serve their interests, such as networking opportunities with senior scholars and other career development activities. In addition, they will be connected with one another in periodic encounters beyond the conference, designed to facilitate collaboration, peer-mentorship, guidance on teaching, and development of research programs.