Center for Child and Family Success Graduate Student Fellows Program

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Now Accepting Inaugural Applications for 2019-2020

The Center for Child and Family Success (CCFS) in the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics invites advanced doctoral students to participate in the 2019-2020 Fellows Program. CCFS Graduate Student Fellows will receive a stipend of $1,000 for two semesters of participation. To be eligible to participate in the program, students must have advanced standing (i.e., have completed the requirements for the master's degree or be at a comparable level by Fall 2019).

The CCFS Graduate Student Fellows Program is interdisciplinary and consists of participating in a discussion group that meets once every month. Fellows are expected to enroll in a 1-credit course and the monthly meetings will take place throughout the academic year (2-hour period, one day each month, day/time TBD). The CCFS Graduate Student Fellows Program provides an enhanced educational context for advanced doctoral students, including the opportunity for advancing and presenting research and the discussion of issues related to supporting the success of children and their families.

The CCFS Graduate Student Fellows Program has a particular focus on the early stages of development (0-10 years). In addition to discussions of research and scholarship, an emphasis is placed on translation and policy. Fellows will have the opportunity to hear from scholars across and beyond ASU. The Fellows will also be responsible for identifying and hosting a visiting speaker to ASU.

The inaugural CCFS Graduate Student Fellows program will be supervised by Dr. Richard Fabes – Professor and Director of the Sanford School. Each year, new faculty will be engaged and involved in the Fellows Program.

How to Apply

For 2019-20 CCFS Graduate Student Fellow Program consideration, please submit the following materials:

  • A cover sheet indicating your name, current year, ASU unit, and your dissertation advisor
  • A 3-page (single-spaced) description of your research project, including discussion of interest and engagement in translational and policy activities
  • A brief representative CV
  • A brief letter of support from a faculty member who knows your work

Materials should be emailed to Sarah Ericson at

The deadline for receipt of materials is 4:00 pm on Thursday, March 14, 2019.

Email Richard Fabes ( with questions.

Please note that there is no application form. Simply submit the materials indicated above.