CCWT Early Career Scholars Program

2024 Early Career Scholars Call for Applications

The Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions (CCWT) at University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking applications for the second cohort of the Early Career Scholars Program.

The Early Career Scholars (ECS) Program is approximately 12 months long, starting in late January 2024 and ending by January 2025. ECS aims to develop and support the next generation of scholars by promoting leadership skills and providing community to early career faculty members or researchers who have an interest aligned with CCWT’s mission:

to develop research tools, evidence, and educational programs that promote the career development and wellness of students as they seek post-graduate success. In this work we amplify the voices and interests of all students, especially those historically marginalized in higher education, with the ultimate aim to facilitate institutional and societal change. 


Early Career Scholars Program Benefits:

  • $1,500 stipend to support scholarship and/or professional development;
  • Public recognition through the Early Career Scholars listing on the CCWT website;
  • Educational sessions to develop leadership and administrative skills;
  • Staff support for coordinating and marketing events branded or co-branded with CCWT;
  • Access to data and CCWT content (e.g., survey instruments, training materials);
  • Invitations to attend CCWT seminars and trainings; and
  • Promotion of relevant work through the CCWT website, social media, and publications.

Expectations for the Early Career Scholars include:

  • Attend five online Early Career Scholars cohort meetings; and
  • Share expertise and/or project through at least one CCWT-sponsored webinar or presentation

Apply online by January 5, 2024 at

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Applications require the following materials:

  1. A PDF of your most recent CV;
  2. A brief interest statement;
  3. A summary of your research interests; and
  4. A PDF of one of your published research projects that is related to CCWT’s mission.

Applicants will be notified of their status in the program by January 19, 2024.



2023 Early Career Scholars

Mun Yuk Chin Chin

Position title: Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Daniel Corral

Position title: Assistant Professor, Department of Leadership, Adult & Higher Education, University of Toronto

Vanessa Delgado

Position title: Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Washington State University

Pa Her

Position title: Clinical Professor of Counseling Psychology and Assistant Director of the Counseling Psychology Training Clinic

Taewon Kim

Position title: Ph.D. Candidate: Counseling Psychology, University of Houston

Trevor D. McCray

Position title: Research Associate, University of Wisconsin - Madison, CCWT

Ryan Parsons

Position title: Assistant Professor, Sociology and Southern Studies, University of Mississippi

Jason Perry

Position title: Assistant Professor of Sport Management, Howard University

Kara Woods

Position title: Research Analyst, Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Policy Research Center