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MITTENSS Fellowship

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The Michigan State Interdisciplinary Training in Education and Social Science (MITTENSS) Fellowship provides doctoral students with specialized training focused on applying social science knowledge and methods to research on education policy and implementation. Scholars who complete the fellowship will be uniquely prepared to help shape decisions affecting students and schools across the nation.

Resources & support

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MITTENSS Fellows who are newly-admitted to the program in the 2023-24 academic year will receive generous financial benefits and additional resources, including:

The fellowship is supported by the Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education, and administered by the Education Policy Innovation Collaborative, or EPIC, in the MSU College of Education. Funding for the fellowship is expected to end in 2025.

Fellows must be admitted into a doctoral program at MSU before being eligible for the MITTENSS Fellowship. Learn more.

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MITTENS Fellowship
620 Farm Lane, Room 236 Erickson Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1034