The Student and Early Career Committee (SECC) of the Society for Research in Child Development is pleased to announce the ninth annual competition for student funding for dissertation research. Up to ten non-renewable awards in the amount of $2,000 (maximum) are given for research proposals that merit special recognition and display the strong potential to contribute to the field of child development. Submissions should be in the proposal stage (i.e. not completed), and money is to be used for research costs (e.g., participant incentives, standardized measures, research equipment) and/or methodological training (e.g., fees for a statistical workshop) needed to complete the dissertation. All expenses must be justified as needed for the completion of the dissertation. Award recipients will be recognized at the SRCD Biennial Meeting.