Cooney Center 2015-2016 Fellows Program: Now Accepting Applications


The Joan Ganz Cooney Center is accepting fellowship applications now through April 15, 2015. 

Fellows Program Overview

Cooney Center Fellows participate in a wide range of projects and, in doing so, develop broad exposure to scholarship, policy, and practice in the field of digital media and learning. This professional development program offers opportunities to:

  • Conduct research on digital media use among children and families;
  • Publish research that responds to practical industry and practitioner needs;
  • Expand the influence research has in government, education, philanthropy, and industry decision making; and
  • Develop new skills and perspectives that are critical to becoming a leader in the field of digital media and learning.

The Cooney Center Fellows Program attracts a wide range of applicants with expertise in digital media and/or in the fields of communication, child development, education, learning sciences, psychology, computer science, design, and public policy. Current and former fellows have led research investigations and published reports and articles on digital media innovations, industry trends, and policy solutions. They have also developed public presentation and media outreach skills, organized major cross-sector convenings, and contributed to the overall growth of the Cooney Center.

Learn more about the fellowship, eligibility, and application process.

Read some insightful (and humorous) thoughts from past Cooney Center Fellows: Jason Yip and Sarah Vaala, Ph.D.