Call for Applications: Early Career Work and Family Fellowships

The Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) is seeking applicants for 2016 Early Career Work and Family Fellowships. The goal of the program is to help promising young scholars establish career successes, as well as connect them to the WFRN community. Fifteen scholars will be selected for the program.  Fellows receive a one year membership in the WFRN, conference registration, and $500 to help defer expenses to attend the 2016 WFRN Conference (to be held June 23-25 in Washington DC). At the conference, special events will be targeted to serve interests of fellows, including networking opportunities with senior scholars and teaching/research workshops. In addition, fellows will be connected with one another in periodic encounters beyond the conference, intended to facilitate collaboration and peer-mentorship. To be eligible, candidates must have received their doctorate in 2013 or later and have yet to progress into tenured or secure senior level positions.  Eligibility is not restricted on the basis of national location. Information about the program and application materials can be found at https://workfamily.sas.upenn.edu/content/early-career-fellowship-program. The deadline for receipt of applications is September 15, 2015. Questions about the program can be addressed to the program director, Stephen Sweet at SSWEET@ITHACA.EDU.

Funding Opportunity: National Service and Civic Engagement Research Competition (due July 16)

The Corporation for National and Community Service today released a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) of up to $800,000 for the 2015 National Service and Civic Engagement Research Competition.

The broad objectives of the competition are to:

  • Promote research on national service, civic engagement, and volunteering among researchers and practitioners
  • Broaden the evidence base for programs using national service and volunteering
  • Increase the availability of innovative research methods used to study to national service and volunteering

The deadline for applications is July 16, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. EST.  Successful applicants will receive awards of between $30,000 and $300,000 per year for 3 years. During the 2015 fiscal year, CNCS plans to award approximately $800,000 in awards to institutions of higher education.

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