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ISSBD - Early Career Scholars

Early Career Scholars

A warm welcome to the webpage of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD) Early Career Scholars. Our aim is to give a voice and visibility to the needs of early career scholars of behavioural development. Our currently representative are:

Given Hapunda (2018 - 2024)
University of Zambia, Zambia
Cinzia Di Dio (2020 - 2024)
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
Manzi Frederico
Department of Psychology, Research unit on Theory of Mind Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Domenicanum, room 304 Largo Gemelli 1, 20123 Milan, Italy

Who is an Early Career Scholar (ECS)?

Broadly speaking, this is a scholar of human development who is either working towards a PhD or whose PhD has been awarded less than 7 years ago. Most early career scholars are undergraduate students, graduate/PhD students, postdocs, or junior faculty members. They are thus in the early stage of their careers.

Why should you become an activity ECS?

There many benefits of becoming an activity ECS. Among other things you can apply for travel grants, participate in ECS workshop and training, network with other ECS from all over the work.

Why does ISSBD care about Early Career Scholars?

ISSBD feels committed to early career scholars for at least three reasons. First, we want to promote the careers of starting scientists by equipping them with the best possible resources. Second, ISSBD strongly believes it can benefit from the good ideas and energy of early career scholars. Third, by focusing on early career scholars, ISSBD hopes it can promote the kind of generational change that is necessary to keep our organization as vibrant and active as it is today.

ISSBD ECS Committee Representation

The ISSBD Committee participates in different committees of the society. We encourage ECS participate in the development of the society through representation in different committees. The committees you can participate in include:

  • Awards
  • Finance
  • Membership
  • Nominations
  • Publications
  • Regional Workshops
  • Developing Country Fellowship Award
  • ISSBD Fellows
  • Early Career Development Committee
  • Early Career Travel Grants
  • Pre-Conference Workshops

Social Media

In a bid to cover all ECS, we have a number of different social media platforms

  • Webinars - Posted on YouTube
  • Facebook: @ISSBDECS
  • Early Career Spotlight - quarterly we pick one ECS to our spotlight forum to show case their research and scholar contributions



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