Call for Applications: LSX is Seeking Its Next Cohort of Fellows

ISO Talented Scientists, Policy Influencers, Journalists, Entertainment Producers, and Social Entrepreneurs
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Dec. 13, 2019

UPDATE 3/16/2020: The Learning Sciences Exchange (LSX) is still seeking applicants from the entertainment and policy sectors to join the next fellows class of our groundbreaking fellows program. We have extended the deadline for those two sectors to March 31, 2020 at 11:59 pm ET. More information can be found at and the application portal is here.

The Learning Sciences Exchange (LSX) is a ground-breaking, two-year fellowship for mid-career professionals who are interested in a challenging cross-sector experience to take their work to new levels. The program’s goal is to help experts across sectors learn how to share crucial insights from the learning sciences with parents, educators, practitioners, and the broader public to positively affect children and families’ lives.

In our next round of fellows, we are looking for individuals in five categories:

  • Scientists on the cusp of new discoveries in child development
  • Social impact entrepreneurs in the field of early childhood seeking to learn more about society’s critical needs for improving the lives of all young children
  • Journalists seeking the next big story in early learning
  • Entertainment producers or game developers who want to gain a deeper understanding of how children learn and develop
  • Early education policy influencers who design systems for educators to help young children thrive

LSX Fellows will work in teams on projects that cross boundaries, attend workshops and conferences on the science of learning, and work on concrete deliverables such as blog posts and op-eds. The ideal LSX Fellows candidate will be already engaged in projects related to early child development and learning. Fifteen fellows will be chosen, three from each of the five sectors (learning science, social entrepreneurship, journalism, entertainment, and policy) across North America and Europe. The LSX Fellows’ first meeting is on June 16-17 in Washington, DC at the LSX Summit, an event that will showcase the work of the current class of LSX Fellows. At the culmination of the fellowship in June 2022, the new class of LSX Fellows will showcase their work at a second LSX Summit.

The LSX is a partnership of the International Congress of Infant Studies, New America, and the Jacobs Foundation. To learn more about the aims of the fellowship, read our FAQs here.

How to Apply

LSX Fellowship applicants are asked to submit short personal statements on the assets they bring (200 words) and what they hope to gain (200 words); a description of a particular area of study or project they would like to embark upon (100 words); a résumé or CV; and a list of previous projects, published articles, or a video describing their work. If an applicant is selected for the short list, we will request references. To submit an application, click here. Deadline is February 15, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

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