University of Nebraska Medical Center

Buffett Early Childhood Institute Graduate Scholars program

Deadline: LOI 3/15/17; Proposal 4/17/17

The Buffett Institute is accepting applications from advanced doctoral students within the University of Nebraska system for 1- or 2-year fellowships worth up to $25,000 annually.

The Buffett Early Childhood Institute Graduate Scholars program awards grants to a maximum of four doctoral students every year. The program, which was launched last year, is the first financial support program for doctoral students who have reached Ph.D. candidacy at the University of Nebraska that focuses on young children and their development. A maximum of four students each year will be awarded fellowships. The overriding goal of the program is to increase the diversity and skills of young scholars conducting research about children from birth through age 8 and their families.

A letter of intent is due by Wednesday, March 15, and the full proposal is due on Monday, April 17.

Greg Welch, associate director of research and evaluation at the Buffett Institute, and Amy Roberts, research specialist at the Institute, will host a webinar on Friday, March 3, to answer questions about the program. See more info online here.