PurposeTo train scientists to do rigorous research needed for evidence-based educational practice and policy. A full description is available.
BenefitsUp to 5 years of support, including $30,000 annual graduate stipend + $10,500 toward tuition. In addition, eligible for $1,000 per year for small grants project related to research (RAGS).
- U.S. citizen or permanent resident (non-citizens and non-permanent residents may apply but cannot be funded according to IES)
- Must be accepted to any existing PhD program at Carnegie Mellon relevant to PIER
- Bi-directional flow of ideas and challenges between basic laboratory studies and real-world instructional applications
- Knowledge assessment at multiple grain sizes, both temporal and cognitive
- Leveraging educational technology to collect and mine educational data
Program requirements and canonical schedule
|Years 1-2||Engagement in research as part of an augmented research apprenticeship, with interdisciplinary faculty committee, according to home department requirements|
|Department coursework plus three course PIER Core Sequence:
|Prior to Year 3||Field- Based Experience (FBE) in an Educational Context to develop understanding and appreciation for the reality of classroom/school based systems|
|Years 1-3||Additional Coursework / Individualized Training Experiences to meet PIER Core Competencies not otherwise covered in the Student's prior experience or the Home Department's Program (e.g.Experimental Design, Statistics,Educational Technology, etc.)|
|Year 3||Integrated, Interdisciplinary Project (IIP) to experience immersion in a PIER research team for an education research project culminating in a public presentaion and possible conference presentation and/or publication|
|Years 4-5||Dissertation Research addressing practical questions in education|
|Years 1-5||Integration into PIER Community via:
|Years 1-5||Progress Evaluation via student's self-assessment, PIER Steering Committee Evaluation Meeting, and departmental graduate evaluation processes|
Application MaterialsPIER application (doc)
Please note: While PIER decisions are contingent on your first being accepted into your departmental program, we suggest that you submit the PIER application at the same time as your departmental application, or very soon thereafter.
For more information
Audrey Russo, PIER Program Coordinator Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA 15213 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: (412) 268-4701 fax: (412) 268-2798