Education & Training: Fellowships

The Elizabeth Douvan Junior Scholar Fund in Life Course Development

The Elizabeth Douvan Junior Scholar Fund in Life Course Development was established by the students, colleagues, and friends of Libby Douvan to honor her life and work by encouraging research agendas in Life Course Development and supporting junior researchers in the departments where Libby spend most of her intellectual life. The goal of the Fund is to support the research and training activities of junior researchers in the Life Course Development Program at the Institute for Social Research.


Junior researchers, including Research Associates, Postdoctoral Fellows and Predoctoral Students are eligible. Also required are a research agenda in Life Course Development and an affiliation with the Department of Psychology, Women’s Studies, or the Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

Form and Scope of Awards

The Douvan Award is $8,000, which may be spent in the following ways:

  • Research Supplies & Services
  • Conference Expenses, including travel
  • Training Opportunities – workshops, etc.
  • Travel to support research collaborations across institutions
  • Memberships in professional organizations
  • Summer courses offered by SRC and/or ICPSR (pre-doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows only)

Awards are intended for use within one year, but may be extended upon request for an additional six months.

Application Procedure and Deadlines

For more information, as well as application procedures and deadlines, please visit the Elizabeth Douvan Junior Scholar Fund webpage.