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Career Opportunities


Funding Opportunities

UK only

The Royal Society University Research Fellowship, for outstanding scientists in the UK who are in the early stages of their research career and have the potential to become leaders in their field.

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships, three-year fellowship awards made to an annual cohort of outstanding Early Career Scholars.


US only

The NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.


UK only

The Newton Fund aims to promote the economic development and social welfare of either the partner countries or, through working with the partner country, to address the well being of communities. It will do so through strengthening partner country science and innovation capacity and unlocking further funding to support this work. It is part of the UK’s official development assistance (ODA)

US only

APA’s Early Career Research Grant in Developmental Psychology supports the research of outstanding early career members of Div. 7 who have not yet received any federal funding for research as a principal investigator or co-investigator (pre-PhD training funds or F31 grants are not counted). One or two of these $1,000 grants will be awarded each year, as possible.



At each biennial meeting, two awards are given by European Association of Developmental Psychology to outstanding researchers in the field of Developmental Psychology:


Two Troland Research Awards of $75,000 are given annually to recognize unusual achievement by young investigators (defined as no older than 40) and to further empirical research within the broad spectrum of experimental psychology.

US only

The Alan T. Waterman Award, the National Science Foundation’s highest honor, recognizes the talent, creativity, and influence of a singular young researcher. The award consists of a $1,000,000 prize, a medal, a certificate, and a trip to Washington, DC, to receive the award.

APA’s Dissertation Award in Developmental Psychology  is given to an individual whose dissertation is judged to be an outstanding contribution to developmental psychology.

APA’s Boyd McCandless Award recognizes a young scientist who has made a distinguished theoretical contribution to developmental psychology, has conducted programmatic research of distinction, or has made a distinguished contribution to the dissemination of developmental science.

APA’s Early Career Outstanding Paper Award recognizes a paper that significantly advances content knowledge, methodology and/or theory in developmental psychology

Job Postings

The Cognitive Development Society listserv frequently shares job announcements, mainly in the US.

The European Society for Developmental Psychology listserv shares job announcements, mainly in the EU.

Pyschoneuroxy has a newsletter with academic job vacancies in schools of psychology and neuroscience around the world, also see website.

The American Psychological Association’s PsycCareers has job listings, for the US.

Flux: The Society for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience shares post on its Job Bank

See our twitter for up-to-date job announcements as well!


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