Summer Research Fellowship 2015



The National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families (Center) is a hub of research to improve the lives of Hispanic children and families across three research priority areas—(1) poverty reduction and self-sufficiency, (2) healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood, and (3) early care and education.  The Center is both policy and program driven and is dedicated to providing timely research findings, tools, and scholar opportunities to advance the capacity of the policy, program, and research field serving Hispanic children and families.  The Center is made up of a team of national experts in Hispanic issues, and was established by an ACF cooperative agreement to Child Trends in partnership with Abt Associates and university partners (University of Maryland-College Park, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, and New York University) in 2013.

As part of the overall work, the Center hosts a summer research fellowship program that supports approximately three research fellows per year.

General Fellowship Description:

The goal of the Summer Research Fellowship Program at the National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families (Center) is to attract, develop, and expand the pool of emerging scholars focused on studying issues of relevance to low-income and vulnerable Hispanic children and families. Over a 12-week period (approximate dates June 1st to August 31st)[1], fellows will have applied opportunities to work on research studies and policy-related projects relevant to the Center’s mission of conducting research and providing research-based information to inform programs and policies supporting Hispanic children and families around the three research priority areas.  The summer research fellowship program is open to advanced graduate students (those currently in their third year or higher of a Ph.D. program). We seek emerging scholars who demonstrate a significant interest in conducting research with low-income Hispanic populations, understand the cultural and linguistic diversity among the populations, and are excited about contributing to the development of better tools and resources to produce more rigorous and valid research concerning low-income Hispanic populations. For additional information other than what is included below, you can also reference FAQs about the Summer Research Fellowship Program here.

Contact information and questions:

For questions regarding this position, please contact:, referencing the position in the subject line. You can also contact Shelby Hickman, Research Analyst at Child Trends ( and reference FAQs about the Summer Research Fellowship Program here. No phone calls please.




Note: The National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families is committed to enhancing diversity within the field. Minority individuals are encouraged to apply. Child Trends is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

[1] The specific dates of the fellowship can be negotiated, as necessary, to match the selected applicant’s academic institution’s schedule.