Harold Gulliksen Psychometric Research Fellowship


During the academic year, 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. During the summer, fellows are invited to participate in the Summer Internship Program in Research for Graduate Students, working under the guidance of an ETS mentor.

Program Goals

The goal of this program is to increase the number of well-trained scientists in educational assessment, psychometrics and statistics.

Important Dates

  • December 1, 2014 — Deadline for receipt of preliminary application materials
  • December 17, 2014 — Applicants are notified of preliminary application decision
  • February 1, 2015 — Deadline for receipt of final application materials
  • April 1, 2015 — Award recipients are notified

Award Duration

Appointments are for one year.

Award Value

Each fellow's university receives the following:

  • $19,000 to pay a stipend to the fellow
  • $8,000 to defray the fellow's tuition, fees and work-study program commitments
  • A small grant for the purchase of equipment or software if needed to facilitate work on the fellow's research project

Each fellow who also participates in the Summer Internship Program in Research for Graduate Students receives the following:

  • $6,000 salary
  • Transportation allowance for relocating to and from the Princeton area
  • Housing will be provided for interns commuting more than 50 miles


At the time of application, candidates must be enrolled in a doctoral program, have completed all the coursework toward the Ph.D., and be at the dissertation stage of their program. Dissertation topics in the areas of psychometrics, statistics, educational measurement or quantitative methods will be given priority. At the time of application, candidates will be asked to provide a statement describing any additional financial assistance such as assistantship or grant commitment that he/she will have during the fellowship period.


Selection is based on:

  • Strength of the applicant's academic credentials. Applicants need to demonstrate superior academic ability and achievement as well as exceptional promise in the field of measurement, psychometrics or statistics.
  • Suitability and the technical strength of the proposed research project. The project must relate to research currently under way at ETS. The preferred arrangement is that the proposed project be the applicant's doctoral thesis and that the applicant is not receiving alternative funding for this work. Nondissertation projects may be considered provided that the applicant is doing significant independent work.

Application Procedures

The application process is currently closed. Please check back in November 2015 for updated information.


For more information, contact us via email or call 1-609-734-5543.


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