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The goal of the ETS R&D Fellowship and Internship Programs is to promote quality and distinction in educational measurement and related fields through support of significant research by early-career scientists and graduate students and exposure to methodologies within the ETS environment. These programs provide opportunities for talented scholars and students from diverse backgrounds — especially traditionally underrepresented groups such as African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, and American Indians — to pursue scientific research under the guidance of ETS researchers and psychometricians. These programs encourage research in areas such as:
- Educational Measurement
- Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics
- Cognitive Psychology
- Learning Theory
- Speech Recognition and Processing
- Teaching and Classroom Research
- International Large-Scale Assessments
The ETS R&D Fellowship and Internship Programs (PDF) seek applicants who either hold a doctoral degree or who are enrolled in a doctoral program in one of the fields mentioned above and who are interested in research opportunities.
ETS is seeking graduate students for the Summer Internship Program in Research for Graduate Students. The program focuses on major research activities that will occur in 2014. Interns participate in areas that reflect the growing role of educational measurement and its underlying theory and technologies. Selected interns conduct research under the guidance of ETS mentors in Princeton, N.J. Graduate students who are currently enrolled in a full-time doctoral program in one of the areas listed above and who have completed a minimum of two years of coursework toward their Ph.D. or Ed.D. prior to the program start date are eligible to apply.
The Harold Gulliksen Psychometric Research Fellowship Program seeks graduate students who have completed their doctoral coursework and are at the dissertation stage of their program, working on a dissertation related to statistics, psychometrics, educational/psychological measurement or quantitative methods. Selected fellows study at their universities and carry out research under the supervision of an academic mentor and in consultation with an ETS researcher or psychometrician. The goal of this program is to increase the number of well-trained scientists in educational measurement, psychometrics and statistics.
The Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs seek individuals who hold a doctorate in one of the disciplines listed above and will provide talented scholars an opportunity to conduct research under the mentorship of ETS researchers and psychometricians. Selected fellows work on ETS research projects and conduct their proposed independent research that is relevant to ETS's goals. ETS administers two postdoctoral programs — the ETS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, which supports recent doctoral degree recipients (within the last three years), and the Sylvia Taylor Johnson Fellowship in Educational Measurement, which supports those who received their doctoral degrees within the last 10 years. ETS is particularly interested in receiving applications for the Sylvia Taylor Johnson Fellowship from members of groups typically underrepresented in the field of educational measurement/psychometrics.
The application process will open on November 1, 2013. At that time, information and application instructions will be posted on the ETS website at http://www.ets.org/research/fellowships.
The application deadline(s) are as follows:
- Summer Internship Program in Research for Graduate Students — February 1, 2014
- Harold Gulliksen Psychometric Research Fellowship Program — December 1, 2013 (preliminary) and February 1, 2014 (final)
- Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs — January 1, 2014 (preliminary) and March 1, 2014 (final)
If you have any questions about the programs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.