Summer Research Training Institute: Cluster-Randomized Trials: July 20–30, 2015
|Objective:||The National Center for Education Research (NCER) in the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education announces its ninth Summer Research Training Institute on cluster-randomized trials (CRTs) in education sciences. The purpose of this training is to prepare current education researchers to plan, design, conduct, and interpret cluster CRTs. This program builds off of two former training programs: Proposal for an RCT Training Institute and RCT Training Institute.|
|Dates:||July 20–30, 2015|
|Location:||Northwestern University; Evanston, IL|
The Training Institute will be held at the Hotel Orrington Center near the campus of Northwestern University. Northwestern University is located on the shore of Lake Michigan in the town of Evanston, just north of Chicago. 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 cluster-randomized trials (CRTs).|
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 and Michigan State 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 Valerie Lyne at Northwestern University.
|Costs and Stipends:||Northwestern University will pay for participants' lodging and for course materials. A limited amount of funds are available for special situations where participants are accepted but lack travel funding or for participants from school districts or state governments.|
|Application Procedures:||The Summer Training Institute will be offered July 20–30, 2015. If you are interested in attending the CRT Training Institute, please e-mail the following materials to Valerie Lyne at firstname.lastname@example.org and complete the online application form at the link below by Monday, April 20:
Application materials should be submitted online at: http://www.ipr.northwestern.edu/workshops/annual-summer-workshops/cluster-randomized-trials/apply/online-application-new.html
All applications must be received no later than Monday, April 20, 2015 at 8:00pm ET.
Applications will be reviewed and applicants will be notified by Wednesday, May 6, 2015, via e-mail. Selected applicants will receive the Summer Training Institute course schedule and information about travel and lodging.
RCT Training Institute inquiries:
Dr. Phill Gagne
Inquiries about submission of the RCT Training Institute application materials: