M3EWB Fellowship 2024-25: Emotional Well-Being Systematic Reviews by Early Career Researchers

Led by Drs. Sandy Chafouleas and Jessica Koslouski

The purpose of the M3EWB Fellows Program is to train the next generation of interdisciplinary researchers interested in advancing the science of EWB. Aiming to build and extend network synergies, the M3EWB Fellows Program includes diverse activities designed to facilitate building the skills, knowledge, and experience to prepare early-stage investigators to excel in their future careers.

This Fellows Program will focus specifically on developing the skills to complete systematic reviews related to emotional well-being. Fellows will engage in opportunities across four foundations:

  • Increasing Knowledge: activities to gain knowledge about aspects of EWB and potential mechanisms and interventions
  • Strengthening Skills: activities to build practical skills, such as in systematic review methods, manuscript writing, and dissemination in areas relevant to EWB
  • Expanding Networks: activities that provide exposure to the work and expertise of key groups and individuals involved in EWB-relevant research
  • Building Community: activities that offer opportunities for early career professionals to build their individual networks through informal, regularly scheduled meetings to share ideas, pose questions, and problem-solve challenges

The combination of individualized pathways and intensive mentored research training to promising scholars of EWB research is consistent with the mission of NCCIH. The ultimate objective of the M3EWB Fellows Program is to grow the EWB network through investment in early-career researchers who will develop careers that include a focus on some aspect of EWB. Being an M3EWB Fellow will provide experiences that develop skills and experiences that build capacity in extramural proposal development.

Participation in the M3EWB Fellows Program involves a competitive selection process. Each participant selected will, in conjunction with their M3EWB mentor, design an Individualized Development Plan to articulate their goals in seeking education and training and provide a structure for monitoring progress.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2024
Anticipate Award Notifications: June 15, 2024
Fellowship Starts: July 1, 2024, Ends June 30, 2025

This research was supported by National Institutes of Health Grant # NIH U24AT011281

M3EWB Fellows Program: Emotional Well-Being Systematic Reviews by Early Career Researchers


The M3EWB Fellows Program provides a year-long intensive mentoring experience for early career researchers, likely late graduate student to early assistant professor levels.  The program will accommodate up to 10 fellows in each cohort, meeting regularly via web-conferencing. This research was supported by National Institutes of Health Grant # NIH U24AT011281

Aim: To help mentees develop experience and skills in areas relevant to long-term EWB research by actively participating in planning and assisting in PRISMA systematic reviews and related products with M3EWB PI Chafouleas.

Objective: Help to prepare mentees with research skills and experiences to assist their capacity to prepare grant applications (NCCIH or other ICs). For 2024-25, program focus includes:

M3EWB Fellows Program: Systematic Reviews in Emotional Well-Being (led by Drs. Sandy Chafouleas and Jessica Koslouski)

The 2024-25 Cohort will focus on conducting PRISMA systematic reviews on aspects of emotional well-being. Potential topics include:

  • How does EWB shift and fluctuate over the life course?


  • Which components of EWB are salient at different life stages (e.g., infancy, early childhood, school age, adolescence, young adulthood, older adulthood)?  At what points in younger life stages do the reflective features of EWB gain more prominence/relevance?


  • How are components prioritized or valued across different populations (e.g., disability, cultural groups)?


  • What is the evidence for synchrony of emotional well-being experiences?


  • How is emotional well-being influenced across caregiver-child dyads?


  • What does the evidence say about teacher emotion on student outcomes?


  • How have studies on emotional contagion included components of EWB?


  • How have school-based mindfulness interventions incorporated EWB outcomes?


  • What measures of EWB have been included in these studies?


  • What effects have been found for EWB?


This cohort will work collectively to identify focal area(s) for review. Fellows will receive intensive professional development in the steps of completing systematic reviews from beginning to end. These steps include refining research questions, developing and refining search strategies and study procedures, understanding and completing pre-registration requirements, searching databases and organizing data, assessing articles, data analysis and interpretation, and manuscript preparation. In addition, the fellows will be invited to take part in our M3EWB scholarly activities, such as receiving feedback on their ideas and plans for proposed work and attending InCHIP EWB lectures and discussions.

Support for Participation: M3EWB Fellows will receive a $1500 stipend (50% upon acceptance, 50% upon completion), and will be eligible to apply for a travel stiped up to $1000 to defer participation costs for presentations related to EWB

Final reporting: Meeting of all Fellows (Zoom) to report on how their IDP/activities informed their EWB scholarship and planned next career/research steps.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2024
Anticipate Award Notifications: June 15, 2024
Fellowship Starts: July 1, 2024, Ends June 30, 2025

Application Closed May 15, 2024.