The Work and Family Researchers Network is seeking applicants for the 2013-2014 Early Career Work and Family Scholars Program. Fifteen scholars will be selected for the program.
To be eligible, candidates must have received their doctorate in 2010 or later, and have yet to progress into tenured or secure senior level positions. Those anticipating receipt of their doctoral degree by June 2013 are eligible to apply. Application is not restricted on the basis of location. Recipients of the award will be expected to become members of the WFRN. To apply for the Early Career Scholars Program, go here.
The goal of the Early Career Work and Family Scholars Program is to provide supports for recent doctoral recipients to facilitate their teaching and research scholarship. By offering resources and consultation, the program is designed to help promising young scholars move into tenured appointments and secure senior level positions, as well as connect them to the broad work and family community by enhancing their professional networks. To date, 50 scholars in their early career stages have benefitted from resources provided through this program.
All participants are required to participate in the WFRN conference to be held June 19-21, 2014 in New York City. Participants receive up to $1,000 to defer travel expenses. At the 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. They will also receive periodic mailings of opportunities of special interest to work and family scholars who are at their early career stages and have opportunities to engage in teleconferences.
I attended the inaugural meeting of the Work and Family Researchers Network in New York (2012), and was truly impressed by the multidisciplinary goodness that was on offer. So, really, apply if you can!