Carnegie Mellon University

PIER (2004-current*) is an interdisciplinary pre-doctoral training program funded by the Institute of Education Sciences, at Carnegie Mellon University aimed at preparing a new generation of researchers who will be:

  • Grounded in cutting-edge theories and methodologies in cognitive and developmental psychology, statistics, human-computer interaction instructional technology, Education Policy and Economics.
  • Familiar with many of the fundamental problems facing education in America.
  • Committed to applying their skills and knowledge to solving those problems.
*As of 2021, the program’s funding has ended but programming and faculty mentoring will continue until the students have finished their degrees.

Detailed Description of the PIER ProgramIES supports several other pre-doctoral training grants in the Education Sciences.