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

NYU's Institute of Human Development and Social Change (IHDSC), in association with faculty from seven academic units - Administration, Leadership and TechnologyApplied Psychology, Applied Statistics, Social Science, and Humanities, Teaching and Learning (Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development); Economics and Sociology (Faculty of Arts and Science); and the Wagner School of Public Service – was awarded a second five-year grant to train an additional 27 incoming and advanced doctoral students from diverse backgrounds to become outstanding researchers in the educational sciences through 14 four-year awards and 13 two-year awards.

The primary focus of the second phase 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 supports children’s learning from preschool through post-secondary education.


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James Kemple, Executive Director of the Research Alliance for New York City Schools, serves as Program Director and Elise Cappella, Associate Professor of Applied Psychology, serves as Co-Director.

Many thanks to our partner organizations: MDRC, American Institutes for Research, and the New York City Department of Education.

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