Fellowships Aim to Advance Child Abuse and Neglect Field

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The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Chapin Hall have teamed up on a program to develop the workforce focused on preventing child maltreatment.

The Doris Duke Fellowships for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect will provide annual support of $25,000 for two years to doctoral students interested in a career in the field of child abuse and neglect, the foundation says. The goals of the program are to support new knowledge on the dynamics of abuse and neglect and to develop strategies to prevention child mistreatment.

The application period opens Aug. 10 and extends through Dec. 15, 2010, for the 2011-2012 fellowship year. Applicants can be based at any U.S. academic institution. Up to 15 fellows will be chosen in a national competition under the first round; a second cohort of 15 fellows will be chosen following the application period that begins in the fall of 2012.

Selected fellows will be mentored by leaders in the field and by experienced professors. They’ll work on topics such as health and public policy and on projects such as designing programs that attract and retain vulnerable families and creating strategies to connect public and private efforts to combat child abuse and maltreatment.