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IES Grant

Title: Postdoctoral Training in Children's Mathematics Language and Cognition
Center: NCER Year: 2013
Principal Investigator: Jordan, Nancy Awardee: University of Delaware
Program: Postdoctoral Research Training Program in the Education Sciences      [Program Details]
Award Period: 4 years (7/01/2013-6/30/2017) Award Amount: $645,744
Goal: Training Award Number: R305B130012

Co-Principal Investigators: Roberta Golinkoff and Henry May

The focus of this training program is to prepare postdoctoral fellows to apply cognitive science principles to crucial issues in education, especially in mathematics, language development, and early learning. Fellows will receive training in methods and statistics to strengthen their ability to conduct rigorous research that supports causal inferences using experimental and quasi-experimental designs. The training program will focus on four essential areas: content in education and cognitive science; advanced research methods; practical research skills, including those needed to build collaborative and sustainable partnerships with schools; and outreach and dissemination of research findings.

Four fellows will be trained for 2 years each. Each fellow will create an individualized mentoring plan with their mentors. These plans will identify topics of inquiry and set milestones for designing and conducting studies, analyzing data, authoring and co-authoring articles for technical and non-technical audiences, presenting at conferences, and preparing grant applications.