Awards for Researchers

The Evalyn Edwards Milman BCTR Faculty Fellow Fund provides support to an Evalyn Edwards Milman BCTR Faculty Fellow within the center.

Awards will be made every two years.

The director of the BCTR, in consultation with the faculty member’s Department Chair and the Dean of the College of Human Ecology, will make the selection of the BCTR fellow. The Milman Fellow is a tenured or tenure track faculty with a very active research program, a demonstrated plan for engaging in translational research and a commitment to assisting the BCTR in its growth and development.

Preference in choosing an Evalyn Edwards Milman BCTR Faculty Fellow is given to someone focused on the needs of younger children from a wide variety of disciplines including cognitive development, nutrition, psychology, design, economics, sociology and public health, but would not include research in areas relating to medicine including research into vaccines.

Current Milman Fellow: Laura Tach

Laura Tach is an associate professor of policy analysis and management and sociology (by courtesy). Her research and teaching interests focus on poverty and social policy.

Together with Rachel Dunifon, she co-directs Cornell Project 2Gen, which serves as a hub for research, policy and practice that supports vulnerable caregivers and children together.