What is the Early Career Fellowship Program?

The Early Career Fellowship Program (formerly the Early Career Scholars Program) provides mentoring for the next generation of work and family scholars by supporting recent doctoral recipients’ efforts to advance their research, teaching, and long-term career prospects.

Applications are now closed for the 2015-16 Early Career Fellowship program.  Candidates for 2015-16 must have received their doctorate in 2013 or later, and have yet to progress into tenured or secure senior level positions.  Applications are not restricted on the basis of location. Recipients of the award are expected to become members of the WFRN. 

All scholars selected are required to attend the WFRN conference to be held June 23-25, 2016 in Washington, D.C.  Participants receive support 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.

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