Applications Are Open for the Summer 2020 Career and Technical Education Research Training Institute

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Research Network, supported by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), seeks to expand the evidence base on the impact of CTE programs on student outcomes. The CTE Research Network is now accepting applications for its first training institute. There is no cost to attend. Accepted participants will receive a $500 stipend upon successful completion of the course. All applicants will be notified of placement by July 15, 2020. Visit the CTE Research Network website to learn more and apply.

Date: August 17–21, 2020
Location: Virtual
Application Deadline: June 30, 2020

This intensive training institute will build the capacity of researchers to plan and conduct high-quality impact studies of CTE programs, practices, and policies. Participants will learn from experienced CTE researchers and experts in research methodology. Topics will include CTE research exemplars, lectures on causal research designs in the context of typical CTE programs, and data labs for participants to apply the statistical concepts presented. A small class size of 16 to 18 people will allow for interaction and relationship building.

Application Eligibility

To be eligible for the training institute, applicants must

  • Have a doctoral degree (PhD, EdD) or be enrolled in a doctoral program.
  • Have some training in quantitative research methods (for example, linear regression).
  • Have experience using Stata and/or R for statistical analysis.
  • Have a demonstrated interest in CTE evaluation research.
  • Work in academia (faculty or graduate student) or at an organization that conducts education research (for example, an applied research organization or state agency).
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.