The Learning Sciences Exchange Fellowship 2020-2022
  • June 16, 2020 - 30, 2022
  • Fully Funded

The Learning Sciences Exchange (LSX) is a ground-breaking, two-year Fully Funded 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.

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.

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This is a two-year fellowship. It starts on June 16, 2020, and ends in June 2022. 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.

Fellows will need to attend at least five meetings:

  1. June 16-17, 2020 in Washington, DC: LSX Summit #1. (Also: all are invited to participate in an accompanying SRCD workshop on effective science communication on June 18.)
  2. Fall 2020 in Zurich, Switzerland: A two-day workshop and team-building meeting
  3. April 8-10 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota: A two-day workshop and conference sessions at the Society for Research in Child Development biennial meeting
  4. Fall 2021 at location TBD: Workshop and team-building meeting
  5. June 2022 in Washington, DC: LSX Summit #2


  • The unique opportunity to learn from deep discussions with each other and with experts in a cross-section of fields while simultaneously exploring exciting issues at the intersections of science, social entrepreneurship, journalism, entertainment, and policy.
  • Work together on projects that elevate the insights of the learning sciences for new audiences and meet face to face at four two-day meetings (one of which will be the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development) and a fifth meeting at the culminating LSX Summit in 2022.
  • Receive a $5000 stipend and all travel costs covered for conferences and meetings.


  • LSX Fellows candidates should be mid-career and experienced enough in their own fields to understand the value of seeking out new opportunities for collaboration and communication of ideas in different sectors.
  • The organizers are seeking candidates who are well-positioned to bring new insights back to their respective fields while also helping to advance interdisciplinary approaches to communicating and applying the science of learning and development.

The organizers 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


Eligible Regions: Europe, North America

Application Process

  • Apply online through the given link.
  • 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.

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Application Deadline: February 16, 2020

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