Eligibility & Participation


This workshop is designed especially for faculty at Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) who have conducted, or are currently conducting or plan to conduct, quantitative research in education.

Applicants should be faculty at MSIs who wish to carry out high-quality education research of the type supported by IES. We will also accept applications from other MSI staff who are employed in carrying out education research. Minority-Serving Institutions include:

  • Alaska Native-Serving Institutions
  • American Indian Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities
  • Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs)
  • High Hispanic Enrollment and Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
  • Minority Institutions
  • Native American-Serving, Nontribal Institutions
  • Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions
  • Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs)

Applicants must have a Ph.D or Ed.D degree. Applicants should also have a background in basic quantitative education research ideas, including some background in statistics. Familiarity with Hierarchical Linear Modeling (HLM) or advanced statistics and research design, however, is not required. Extensive experience with statistical software is not necessary, but the workshop will require use of a "point-and-click" software, such as SPSS, for regression analyses.

Applicants must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States, or must have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence (i.e., possess a currently valid Alien Registration Receipt Card I-551, or other legal verification of such status).

The format of the workshop is a combination of lectures, discussions, and small-group exercises. The size of the workshop is restricted to no more than 15 participants. Each application will be evaluated on its own merits.

If selected for participation in the Research Design Workshop for Faculty from MSIs, individuals who require reasonable accommodations for disabilities should contact Valerie Lyne at Northwestern University (e-mail: v-lyne@northwestern.edu).