Apply for a COE Fellowship


Interdisciplinary Training Program in Educational Research

Applications for the current recruitment cycle are due on January 7, 2019! 

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

  • $5,000 to support research activities related to education, in addition to departmental tuition waiver and stipend
  • Additional funds available for travel and research
  • Opportunities for funded dissertation projects

How to Apply

Students must:

  1. Apply to a participating department or professional school. 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.
  2. Complete a brief Expression of Interest form online to establish initial contact with us. (Click here to complete this form).
  3. Complete and submit a Committee on Education (COE) Fellowship application. (**Click here to complete the application**)

***The application for this fellowship, including all supplementary materials, is due on Jan. 7, 2019 for the current application cycle.

If you have questions about applying, please contact:

Program Recruitment Director:
Lisa Rosen, 

Program Director:
Stephen Raudenbush, Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology and Committee on Education Chair:

Program Co-Director:

Elaine Allensworth, Director of Chicago Consortium for School Research, Urban Education Institute:


Divisional Liaisons

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

Harris School of Public Policy:
Scott Ashworth, Director, Harris PhD Program, 

School of Social Service Administration:
Ron Martin, Director of Admissions,


Read about our Successful Students!
Prior fellows have faculty positions at prominent institutions throughout the country.



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