Grants Available through the Young Scholars Program

August 17, 2012

The Young Scholars Program is a competitive program that annually selects up to four early career researchers (tenure-track or tenured in the last four years) to support their scholarly development and research on the education and health of young children (from birth to age 10) living in low-income immigrant families.

The Scholars are connected with senior mentors and national networks. The Foundation for Child Development usually sponsors two networking meetings annually.  The goals of these meetings are for Young Scholars to: (1) network with each other as well as with senior researchers and funders—public and private; and (2) develop skills to communicate findings from their FCD-funded work to policymakers and community organizations. 

This growing cohort of Scholars, now totaling 37, is creating a greater understanding of the lives of immigrant children, addressing questions such as:  What are the consequences of early exposure to multiple languages?  What factors contribute to the higher obesity rates in children of immigrants?  And how did welfare legislation affect immigrant children’s access to health services in different states?