ETS Research & Development (ETS R&D) offers programs for scholars who are enrolled in a doctoral program in the field of educational research, assessment and related fields, and who are interested in research opportunities. Areas of emphasis include the following:
- natural language processing and computational linguistics
- cognitive psychology
- learning sciences
- linguistics, second language learning and teaching English as a foreign language
- speech recognition and processing
- teaching and classroom research
- educational data mining
- international large-scale assessments
ETS R&D also welcomes applications from scholars around the world who wish to conduct independent research in a field of interest to ETS and to connect with ETS's community of researchers.
Interns conduct research under the guidance of an ETS mentor in Princeton, N.J. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a full-time doctoral program and have completed a minimum of two years of coursework toward their Ph.D. or Ed.D.
Fellows study at their universities during the academic year and conduct a research project under the supervision of an academic mentor and in consultation with an ETS researcher or psychometrician. Selected fellows are required to participate in the ETS Summer Internship Program. Applicants must be enrolled in a doctoral program, have completed all required coursework, and be working on a dissertation related to statistics, psychometrics, educational measurement or quantitative methods.
ETS R&D welcomes applications from scholars around the world who wish to conduct independent research in a field of interest to ETS and to connect with ETS's community of researchers.
The Visiting Research Scholar Program is designed to provide educational and research experience of up to 12 months in length for academicians and researchers who are on sabbatical or other types of leave from their home institutions. The program seeks to achieve a mutually beneficial relationship between the visiting scholar and ETS researchers through intellectual exchange and collaboration in research.