Institute of Education Sciences Awards Grant to NYU in Support of New Generation of Educational Researchers

The Institute of Education Sciences recently awarded NYU’s Institute of Human Development and Social Change (IHDSC) a $4 million grant to support training for a new generation of education researchers. The program, called the Predoctoral Interdiciplinary Research Training (PIRT) program, is directed by Dr. Pamela Morris of IHDSC, and James Kemple of the Research Alliance will be Deputy Director.

The program will offer two- or three-year training fellowships to 27 doctoral students over the course of five years. Fellows participate in an interdisciplinary core curriculum, seminars and workshops, and practice/policy internships, in order to learn how to apply education theory and research skills in real-world situations.

Two fellows from the first round of IES-PIRT funding, Christine Baker-Smith and Vanessa Coca, are currently based at the Research Alliance. Three additional IES-PIRT fellows have already completed their tenure at the Research Alliance.

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Posted 7/28/14