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New York University

The Institute for Education Sciences-funded Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training (IES-PIRT) Program

»NYU’s Institute for Education Sciences-funded Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training (IES-PIRT) program is administered by the Institute of Human Development and Social Change. The IES-PIRT program brings together faculty members from across multiple units, including the Applied Psychology, Humanities and Social Sciences in the Professions, and the Teaching and Learning departments within the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, Human Development; the Wagner School of Public Service; and the Sociology and Economics departments within the Graduate School of Arts and Science; along with non-academic research partners, American Institutes for Research, MDRC, and the New York City Department of Education. The goal of the second phase of the IES-PIRT program is to provide doctoral students with the knowledge, expertise, and technical skills to pursue rigorous, cutting-edge, relevant research in both academic and non-academic settings and to produce research that can improve outcomes for pre-kindergarten to postsecondary students. Fellows will participate in an interdisciplinary core curriculum consisting of (1) quantitative training in causal inference and data science, along with (2) content expertise in the program’s thematic focal areas: enhancing outcomes beyond test scores and policy influences on and supports for the scale-up of evidence-based interventions. In addition, all fellows will (3) participate in mentored research apprenticeship with core faculty, and (4) participate in policy/practice-based. Doctoral students who receive the NYU certificate in education sciences will join a new generation of researchers expertly prepared to conduct studies of the highest priority to IES.

PI: James Kemple; Co-PI: Elise Cappella

Predoctoral training information