Join our distinguished interdisciplinary faculty in an ambitious, new, multi-year, university-wide project to understand how we can improve the contribution of schooling to the life success of children growing up in our nation’s cities.
Integrate research and practice to answer questions including but not limited to:
How and when children gain skills critical to their long-term success
What interventions for promoting those skills are most promising
How the interaction between environment and individuals contributes to learning
How school organization and leadership best support effective teaching
The role of teacher learning and teacher labor markets in promoting effective teaching
How different perspectives (biological, neuroscience, socio-emotional, policy) contribute to answers
Receive Generous Support
$30,000 stipend per year for 5 years
Additional funds for travel and research
Full tuition coverage
Opportunities for funded dissertation projects
How to Apply
Must apply to participating department or professional school and complete IES Fellowship application. Participating departments and schools: Comparative Human Development, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, the Harris School of Public Policy, and the School of Social Services Administration.
IES applications available at https://apply-grad.uchicago.edu/register/IES.
If you have questions about applying, please contact:
Social Science Division:
B. Patrick Hall, Dean of Students, firstname.lastname@example.org
Harris School of Public Policy:
Kathi Marshall, Dean of Students, email@example.com
School of Social Service Administration:
Celia Bergman, Dean of Students, firstname.lastname@example.org
IES Recruitment Director:
Read about our Successful Students
Prior fellows have postdoc and faculty positions at prominent institutions throughout the country. Two fellows won the prestigious national IES Outstanding Pre-Doctoral Fellow Award.