Summer Research Training Institute: Cluster-Randomized Trials: June 19 – 30, 2011
|Objective:||The National Center for Education Research (NCER) in the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education announces its fifth Summer Research Training Institute on Cluster-Randomized Trials to increase the national capacity of researchers to develop and conduct rigorous evaluations of the impact of education interventions.|
|Dates:||June 19 – 30, 2011|
|Location:||Northwestern University; Evanston, IL|
The Training Institute will be held at the Norris Center on the campus of Northwestern University. Northwestern University is located on the shore of Lake Michigan in the town of Evanston, just north of Chicago. Classroom instruction will take place in the Norris Center. Institute participants will be housed at the Hotel Orrington. The hotel is located within walking distance of Northwestern University.
|Course Content:||The course sessions will provide intensive training on planning, implementing and analyzing data from a cluster randomized trial. |
The course will enable participants to:
For more information about the course content, please view the presentations from the 2008 IES Research Training Institute on Cluster-Randomized Trials.
|Training Institute Sponsor:||Northwestern University, with a grant from the Institute of Education Sciences, is providing support for this Summer Training Institute.|
|Eligibility Requirements and Selection Criteria for Training Institute Fellows:||
Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Postdoctoral fellows, junior researchers, and senior researchers who would benefit from the knowledge and skills addressed in the Summer Training Institute are encouraged to apply.
If selected for participation in the Summer Training Institute, individuals who require reasonable accommodations for disabilities should contact Patti Ferguson at Northwestern University.
|Costs and Stipends:||Northwestern University will pay for travel to and from the Summer Training Institute site, lodging, and meals on days of instruction, and for course materials. Summer Training Institute Fellows will be asked to pay a fee of $250.00 dollars to help defray the costs of the Summer Training Institute. Fellows are responsible for the cost of meals in transit (to and from the Summer Training Institute site) and on the weekend (June 25 – 26, 2011).|
|Application Procedures:||The Summer Training Institute will be offered June 19 – 30, 2011. If you are interested in attending the Summer Training Institute, please use the link below to submit the following materials:
Application materials should be submitted online at: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/crtsummerinstitute/apply.html
All applications must be received no later than Monday, April 4, 2011 at 12:00am EDT.
Applications will be reviewed and applicants will be notified no later than April 8, 2011 via e-mail. Selected applicants will receive the Summer Training Institute course schedule and information about travel and lodging.
RCT Training Institute inquiries:
Dr. Christina Chhin
Inquiries about submission of the RCT Training Institute application materials: