Summer Research Training Institute: Cluster-Randomized Trials: July 15–25, 2013
|Objective:||The National Center for Education Research (NCER) in the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education announces its seventh 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:||July 15–25, 2013|
|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:||Michigan State University and Northwestern University are providing support for this Summer Training Institute through a grant from the Institute of Education Sciences.|
|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 participantsí travel to and from the Summer Training Institute site, lodging, and for course materials. Participants will be provided a per diem to cover the cost of meals on days of instruction. Participants are responsible for the cost of meals in transit (to and from the Summer Training Institute site) and on the weekend (July 20–21, 2013).|
|Application Procedures:||The Summer Training Institute will be offered July 15–25, 2013. 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.ipr.northwestern.edu/qcenter/crt/ies_crt.html
All applications must be received no later than Friday, March 15, 2013 at 8:00pm ET.
Applications will be reviewed and applicants will be notified no later than April 15, 2013 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: