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Applying for a Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training Program Fellowship

Overview
To date, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has funded Predoctoral Research Training programs at 20 universities across the United States. Each of these fellowship programs has its own application process and acceptance criteria. Prospective fellows apply directly to a university graduate program, not to IES. Decisions about fellowships are contingent on a student’s acceptance into a departmental program. Types of fellows include:

• Fellows accepted into the program as first year graduate students.
• Fellows accepted into the program after 1-2 years of graduate study at the university.
• Advanced graduate students at the university accepted for dissertation fellowships.

Please note that not all programs enroll students at all 3 of these time points.

In summer 2014, IES awarded new grants to five universities to extend their predoctoral interdisciplinary training programs until 2019. Please consult the following training program websites for further information about the application process.

In summer 2015, IES awarded new grants to five universities to extend their predoctoral interdisciplinary training programs until 2020. Please consult the following training program websites for further information about the application process.