IES-PIRT Fellowship Application

Four-year fellowships

Due to funding, we will not be accepting new fellows for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Candidates for the 4-year IES-PIRT fellowship are not required to submit additional materials. We recommend, however, that you make clear your interest in the fellowship in your application to your prospective PhD departmant at NYU.

Two-year fellowships

To apply for a 2-year fellowship beginning in academic year 2017-2018, candidates should submit the following materials as one single PDF file via email to ies.pirt.admin@nyu.eduThe deadline for the 2017-2018 academic year has passed. Please visit this page in early Spring 2018 for information about recruitment for the 2018-2019 academic year.

  1. 1- to 3-page statement of interest. This statement will be evaluated using the following criteria:
    1. The extent to which the applicant makes a compelling case for his/her interest in education;
    2. The applicant’s plan to use quantitative methods that permit causal inference;
    3. The clarity and depth of the applicant’s interdisciplinary focus; and
    4. Dissertation plans that demonstrate pursuit of a question relevant to education policy or practice with methods that permit causal inference;
  2. Letter of recommendation from faculty advisor* (please have your faculty advisor email the letter directly to;
  3. Curriculum vitae, including research experience, related experience in education, publications, honors, and/or awards;
  4. Writing sample; and
  5. GRE test scores and NYU transcript (unofficial versions are fine for both; please do not request official test scores or transcripts to be sent to IHDSC).

* The IES-PIRT Leadership Team will work with those accepted for a 2-year fellowship to identify an affiliated faculty member who will serve as research mentor. The faculty advisor should indicate her or his willingness to serve as research mentor, if appropriate.

For more information, please contact or 212-992-7695.