Apply for a Committee on Education Fellowship

Interdisciplinary Training Program in Educational Research

Join the University's world-class Education Research Community comprised of distinguished interdisciplinary faculty and outstanding doctoral students in an ambitious, 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. Our highly accomplished doctoral fellows bring diverse backgrounds, experiences, expertise and perspectives to this project.

Integrate research and practice to answer questions including but not limited to:

  • How and when children gain skills critical to their long-term success and what interventions are most promising
  • How the interaction between environment and individuals contributes to learning
  • How school organization best supports 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 and full tuition coverage
  • Additional funds for travel and research
  • Opportunities for funded dissertation projects

How to Apply
Students must apply to work with faculty in a participating department or professional school and also complete a Committee on Education (COE) 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 Service Administration.

All online applications are available in early September. Deadlines vary for departments and schools. COE Fellowship application due December 16, 2017. To complete the application, go to:

If you have questions about applying, please contact:

Social Science Division:
Kelly Pollock, Assoc. Dean of Students,

Harris School of Public Policy:
Allison Bevan, Assoc. Dean of Students,

School of Social Service Administration:
Laura Hardy, Director of Admissions,

Read about our Successful Students
Prior fellows have faculty positions at prominent institutions throughout the country. Two fellows won the prestigious national IES Outstanding Pre-Doctoral Fellow Award.

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