Dr. Katina Stapleton
The Early Career Mentoring Program for Faculty at Minority Serving Institutions (Early Career Mentoring Program) supports grants that prepare faculty at minority-serving institutions (MSIs) to conduct high-quality education research that advances knowledge within the field of education sciences and addresses issues important to education policymakers and practitioners.
The Early Career Mentoring Program supports the mentoring and training of faculty at MSIs who are in the early stages of their academic careers. Each award will provide an individual Early Career MSI faculty member with support to conduct exploratory research (including salary for protected time to conduct research) as well as support for career development that includes training under the guidance of an experienced mentor or mentors.
This program is part of IESís larger effort to develop a pipeline of talented education researchers who bring fresh ideas, approaches, and perspectives to addressing the issues and challenges faced by the nation's diverse students and schools. By awarding these grants to MSIs, IES seeks to prepare principal investigators (PIs) at MSIs to conduct the type of research IES funds in its research grant programs. For FY 2023, the Early Career Mentoring Program focuses on supporting exploratory education research.