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Title: PIRT Program to Increase Research Capacity in Educational Science
Center: NCER Year: 2005
Principal Investigator: Lonigan, Christopher Awardee: Florida Center for Reading Research: Florida State University
Program: Postdoctoral Research Training Program in the Education Sciences      [Program Details]
Award Period: 4 years Award Amount: $705,627
Goal: Training Award Number: R305B050032

The Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) offers a Postdoctoral Interdisciplinary Training Program (PIRT) in Education Science. The FCRR postdoctoral training program builds on a set of extensive resources and training opportunities currently available at Florida State University (FSU). From its inception, FCRR was designed to employ an interdisciplinary approach to facilitating the reading achievement of children in the State of Florida. One goal of FCRR is to increase the quality and quantity of research in educational sciences across disciplines. FCRR's PIRT program provided the means for establishing formal links between faculty associated with FCRR and their graduate students, taking advantage of the interdisciplinary structure of FCRR and the resources of FCRR to provide graduate students from different relevant departments with coursework, experiences, and a common evidence-based approach to education science. FCRR's Postdoctoral Program builds upon this capacity, providing postdoctoral fellows with access to knowledge, resources, and training experiences that are specifically designed to produce professionals that can bring the required level of methodological rigor and expertise, statistical sophistication, a deep understanding of the theoretical, practical, and policy issues related to educational research and policy.

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Related IES Projects: Florida State University has received two additional IES awards to implement the Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Training Program (PIRT) in Education Science at the Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR). More information about these predoctoral training awards can be found at (2004 award) and (2009 award).