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

The Institute for Education Sciences-funded Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training (IES-PIRT) program is an interdisciplinary fellowship program designed to train students of diverse backgrounds to become outstanding researchers in the educational sciences.

Over five years, our aim is to train and certify 28 doctoral candidates to become our nation's next generation of leading researchers in education sciences (through 12 four-year awards and 16 two-year awards).

Three themes guide NYU's core and affiliate faculty in their training of students:

  • Learning in context
  • Rigorous experimental and quasi-experimental approaches to causal inference
  • Interdisciplinary perspectives on education and learning

Pamela Morris, Professor of Applied Psychology, serves as Program Director. The Program Director is the head of the training program and will play a central role in educational and research activities. Richard Arum, Departments of Sociology and Humanities and Social Sciences, serves as Deputy Director. The core leadership for this predoctoral training program also includes J. Lawrence Aber, Professor of Applied Psychology and Public Policy, and Amy Schwartz, Director of the collaborating Institute for Education and Social Policy.

The IES-PIRT program is administered by the Institute of Human Development and Social Change (IHDSC). The Institute brings together faculty members from across multiple units within New York University, including the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, Human Development, The Wagner School of Public Service, and the Faculty of Arts and Science.  

The NYU IES-PIRT program is supported by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) in the US Department of Education.

For more information about the IES-PIRT Proseminar Series, click here.

For more information about current IES-PIRT fellows, click here.

Visit the PIRT website here.

Many thanks to the Research Alliance and MDRC for their support.