• What are the eligibility criteria for applicants to the Research Design Workshop?

We are only considering applicants who already have a PhD or EdD degree, who are currently faculty (or research staff) in minority-serving institutions and are U.S. citizens or non-citizens with permanent residence status.

• Does my college/university qualify as a minority-serving institution (MSI)?

Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) 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)

If you have questions about whether your college/university qualifies as an MSI for the purpose of this workshop, please contact Katina Stapleton (Katina.Stapleton@ed.gov).

I am a visiting faculty member conducting research at an American university on a visa. Am I eligible?

No. Due to space limitations and our citizenship requirement, the course is open only to U.S. citizens or non-citizen nationals who 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).

How many people will be accepted for the course?

Up to 15 applicants will be accepted.

Can more than one person from an organization apply?

Yes. We will evaluate each application on its own merits.

If I am accepted, can I bring my spouse and/or children?

Yes, but at your own expense.

What is the Research Design Workshop schedule?

You can find the proposed two-and-a-half day workshop schedule here.

Can you send me the course materials if I am unable to attend?

PowerPoint presentations will be available on this website and on the IES/NCER website as soon as possible after the 2.5 day Research Design Workshop ends.

Do I have to attend all the sessions during the Research Design Workshop?

Yes, we require participants to attend and participate in all of the course sessions and activities during the 2.5 day training period.

For more information about the two-week Summer Training Institute for Randomized Controlled Trials that precedes the Research Design Workshop, please go here.