Undergraduate, Graduate, and Postgraduate Research


The Institute provides funding for graduate and undergraduate research assistants to work with IPR faculty fellows and associates, in addition to postdoctoral fellows.

IPR Postdoctoral Fellows

Those interested in becoming an IPR postdoctoral fellow should directly contact the IPR faculty fellow he or she is interested in working with regarding their interest.
IPR statistician and education researcher Larry Hedges also runs an IES postdoctoral training program. It aims to train postdoctoral fellows in applied education research and produce a new generation of education researchers dedicated to solving the pressing challenges currently facing the American educational system. This program focuses on methodologically rigorous and relevant research and accepts two to four fellows per year for a two-year fellowship. For more information about the program, please e-mail Valerie Lyne, Q-Center coordinator.  

IPR Graduate Research Assistants

IPR graduate research assistants work closely with individual faculty members on research that is associated with the student's area of doctoral study. Typically, graduate RAs are appointed in the fall and have already approached the professors about working together. Learn more about IPR’s current graduate research assistants.

IPR Summer Undergraduate Research Assistants

The IPR Summer Undergraduate Research Assistants Program aims to give undergraduate students a real experience in the conceptualization and conduct of policy-relevant social science research with IPR faculty. Interested students can find more information about the program or learn more about IPR’s summer 2013 undergraduate RAs.  

IPR Undergraduate Work-Study Students

IPR employs a small number of undergraduate students during the academic year who are eligible for federal work-study positions. Work-study responsibilities include assisting the communications department and some research-related activities, as well as basic clerical and administrative work. IPR work-study jobs are posted on Northwestern's Work-Study website.