The Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies supports an interdisciplinary postdoctoral research training fellowship program funded by the Institute of Education Sciences. The Center is committed to supporting the professional development of research scientists to prepare them to conduct rigorous and relevant research and contribute to the advancement of knowledge, theory and methodology in the field of early childhood studies.

Our fellowship program provides core competencies and apprenticeships and offers a variety of research areas for specialization training in early intervention and early learning in special education.

Program Requirements

The fellowship program has been designed for those who have recently received the Ph.D. or are early-career scholars who are interested in augmenting their training in early childhood studies as well as receiving advanced training in quantitative methods and applied measurement. The fellowship carries a competitive stipend, full-time benefits including health insurance, and funds for professional travel and research start-up costs.

For additional information about the postdoctoral fellowship program, please contact Dr. Patricia Snyder at the e-mail address listed below. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest (including a summary of research interests and career goals), curriculum vitae, doctoral program transcripts, at least two publications or working papers, and three letters of recommendation to the Principal Investigator and Training Director, Dr. Patricia Snyder at

Key Faculty: Drs. James AlginaMarylou BehnkeMaureen ConroyFonda Davis EylerWalter LeiteDavid Miller, and Patricia Snyder