Funding, Grants & Awards
U Michigan Wins $4 Million To Train Education Researchers
The University of Michigan (U-M) has landed a $4 million grant to launch a predoctoral
research program in education sciences.
Awarded by the Department of Education's
Institute of Education Sciences, the grant will bring together the university's schools of education and public policy and the
department of economics in a joint effort to train doctoral students in
"Through research apprenticeships, fellows will be trained to estimate the causal effects of educational policies and practices on student
outcomes across a broad array of research topics," according to a news release. "Fellows will develop skills in grant writing and management
and will enter the program at different points in their doctoral studies, with fellowships ranging from three to four years. Fellows will
receive an annual $30,000 stipend plus full tuition and fringe benefits."
"This grant will enable us to train nearly 20 doctoral students, developing their technical expertise and practical experience in causal
inference in education research, over the five-year grant period," said Susan Dynarski, an education, economics and public policy professor and
co-director of the Education Policy Initiative at the Ford School of Public Policy, in a prepared statement.
Dynarski added that, though the fellowship is open to students in any social science, the program will initially draw from those focused on
education, public policy and economics.
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