Scholarship for Developmental, Child, and Family Psychology

(One award for graduate students in developmental, child, or family psychology)

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Council has authorized a scholarship to encourage participation in the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research by graduate students who are conducting empirical research in the fields of developmental, child, or family psychology.

This scholarship is intended for advanced graduate students who are currently enrolled and active in Ph.D. programs at North American universities. There are no requirements about the specific substantive focus of a student's research. But applicants to this scholarship must be interested in acquiring quantitative skills in order to execute an empirical (i.e., data-based) dissertation within developmental, child, or family psychology.

Application materials should be submitted electronically to the Summer Program. Applicants should first register for the ICPSR Summer Program through the Program's online Portal on this website, and select classes in one or both of the four-week sessions. Note that course selections may be modified and changed later. But the scholarship committee may use an applicant's preferred courses as a criterion in the selection process for the scholarship. Along with a completed registration, applicants must email the following supporting materials directly to

  1. A current vita

  2. A cover letter from the student, explaining how participation in the ICPSR Summer Program will contribute toward completion of the Ph.D.

  3. Two letters of recommendation from faculty, at least one of whom should be a member of either the Society for Research in Child Development, or one of the following divisions of the American Psychological Association:

    • Developmental Psychology division (APA Division 7)

    • Society for Family Psychology (APA Division 43)

    • Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice (APA Division 37)

    • Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (APA Division 53)

    • Society for Pediatric Psychology (APA Division 54)

Found a problem? Use our Report Problem form to let us know.