The Center on the Developing Child’s Djokovic Science and Innovation Fellowship supports the research of Harvard advanced doctoral students whose work is related to early childhood health, learning, and behavior. Selected fellows receive a stipend and join an active, interdisciplinary learning community for one academic year. The goal of the fellowship is to create a new generation of leaders who will drive innovation that impacts the early childhood field and the lives of children facing adversity. Students from the biological and social sciences (e.g., HMS, T.H. Chan, and GSAS) as well as Harvard’s professional schools (e.g., HKS, HLS, HBS, and HGSE) are eligible to apply.

Applicants may explore the center’s science section for key concepts that are related to the center’s mission, including:

  • Reducing the damaging effects of stress and adversity on early childhood development and adult caregiving;
  • Building resilience and promoting protective factors in early childhood;
  • Investigating gene-environment interactions and implications for early childhood health, learning, and behavior.

The application for the 2019-2020 academic year is available now. The deadline is Jan. 2, 2019 at 5 p.m. E.S.T., but keep in mind, Harvard University offices are closed from Dec. 21, 2018 until Jan. 2, 2019.

To learn more about the fellowship please see the application FAQs page and read about this year’s Djokovic Fellows.

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