Applications for 2018-2019 are not being accepted at this time.
Entry-level students not currently enrolled at UW-Madison
Entry-level students who have been accepted to UW-Madison and are U.S. citizens or permanent residents can be nominated for ITP support by their participating department (economics, political science, psychology, sociology, social welfare, educational leadership & policy analysis, educational policy studies, or educational psychology). Nominating departments will submit a copy of the student’s application materials for consideration by the ITP steering committee. Students may indicate their interest in being considered for ITP support in their application materials, or by separately notifying their departmental admissions staff. Students will not be considered by the ITP without endorsement of the admitting department.
Entry-level students currently in their first year of graduate study at UW-Madison
First-year graduate students enrolled in one of the participating departments (economics, political science, psychology, sociology, social welfare, educational leadership & policy analysis, educational policy studies, educational psychology) may indicate their interest by separately notifying their department. Students will not be considered by the ITP without endorsement of their home department.
1-page statement of interest, including discussion of interest in research on education using methods that permit causal inference.
Advisor’s letter of recommendation.
List of courses taken during the past academic year and grades from the current fall semester.
A copy of the student’s original application file should be forwarded by the department.
Advanced students (dissertator status with intent to graduate within 2 years of entry)
Advanced graduate students enrolled in one of the participating departments can apply for ITP support by submitting the following via email to the ITP steering committee:
- 1-page description of dissertation plans; dissertation must address a question relevant to education policy or practice with methods that permit causal inference.
- Advisor’s letter of recommendation.
- Transcript of coursework at
- A curriculum vita.
- A writing sample, preferably the dissertation proposal, or a paper that illustrates competence in analyzing data using rigorous quantitative methods.
All materials should be submitted electronically to:
Dominique Bradley, Program Manager,
Interdisciplinary Training Program in Education Sciences
1025 W. Johnson St., Suite 453
Madison, WI 53706
PH: (608) 265-9483