Four Harvard graduate students have been named recipients of Julius B. Richmond Fellowships from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. The doctoral students will each receive a dissertation grant totaling $10,000 from the center to fund independent research during the 2013-14 academic 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 aligns with the mission of the center, crosses disciplinary boundaries, and has implications for social policy. This year, Soojin Oh, Alonso Sánchez, Benjamin Sosnaud, and Ashley Winning are recipients of Richmond Fellowships.

Among the core goals of the Center on the Developing Child is the creation of a new generation of leaders who view the promotion of healthy child development broadly. The Julius B. Richmond Fellowships help the center to achieve that goal by bringing students from across the University to the center to engage in ongoing research within an interdisciplinary community and to strengthen University-wide communication and collaboration in the area of child development.

Funding for the fellowships has been provided the Harvard Graduate School of Education and by private donors. Applications for the academic year 2014-15 will be due on Dec. 13, 2013.

For full biographies of the fellows.