Five Harvard graduate students have been named to receive Julius B. Richmond Fellowships from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University.
The five students, all doctoral candidates pursuing research related to child health or development, will each receive a dissertation grant totaling $10,000 from the Center to fund independent research during the 2009-10 academic year.
Applications soared this year for the fellowships, with nearly three times as many students vying for the grants as in the previous year. In response to the impressive applicant pool, the Center increased the total number of awards to five, from last year’s four. The Center awarded three Richmond Fellowships in 2007-08, the program’s inaugural year.
In awarding the one-year fellowships, the Center selects candidates with excellent academic records and defined research interests in child health and development. Priority is given to applicants whose work crosses disciplinary boundaries and has implications for social policy.
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