Fellowships

Doris Duke fellows at an annual meeting.

Chapin Hall’s fellowships equip future leaders to improve the lives of youth, children, and families by connecting evidence to action. We offer several fellowships of varying lengths with a focus on emerging research and policy experts who are focused on addressing these important issues.

Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being

Thanks to the generous support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago is pleased to offer the Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being. Established in 2010, the program has since selected 120 fellows from diverse disciplines and locations to develop a new generation of scholars whose work will enhance child development and improve the nation’s ability to prevent all forms of child maltreatment. The program is built around two core ideas: that learning is best accomplished in interdisciplinary, collaborative settings and that carefully crafted research can improve public policy and practice.

The publication The Power of Connections: Creating a Network of Emerging Scholars to Spark Innovation provides an overview of the program, the status of the Doris Duke fellows, and the growing strength of the fellowships network. To learn more about the latest developments in the fellowships program, please fill out this form. For any other questions, please send us an email.

Harold A. Richman Postdoctoral Fellowship

Named for Chapin Hall’s founding director, the Harold A. Richman Postdoctoral Fellowship is a two-year position that offers early-career scholars the opportunity to strengthen their research portfolio to help them launch careers in social policy research. Fellows work with senior researchers at Chapin Hall and faculty at the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration (SSA). Learn more about the Richman Fellowship positionFor any other questions, please send us an email or sign up to receive updates and reminders about the Fellowship.

The application period for the Richman Fellowship will re-open in 2018.

Lawrence A. Kimpton Fellows Program

Chapin Hall is glad to accept applicants from the Lawrence Kimpton Fellowship. The fellowship is named after Lawrence A. Kimpton, a chancellor of the University of Chicago from 1951-1960 who championed providing robust experiences for students inside and outside the classroom.

The Kimpton Fellows Program provides paid, full-benefit fellowships for recent graduates of the University of Chicago. The Kimpton Fellows Program offers year-long assignments in a range of organizations, including Chapin Hall. These full-time positions give students the skills and experience they need to launch a fulfilling career in their field of choice.

Learn more about the Lawrence A. Kimpton Fellows Program. To apply for a Kimpton Fellowship visit UChicago Handshake.

For more information, contact Ethan Simonds.