A year-long mentoring training program in mixed methods Mixed Methods Research Training Program for the Health Sciences

Application Process, Eligibility & Deadlines

Admission Requirements

  • Must be a US citizen
  • Hold a doctoral degree (PhD, ScD, MD, DrPH, DO, DNSc, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience in health sciences (e.g. medicine, behavioral medicine, nursing, medical anthropology, health economics, health policy, etc.)
  • Commitment to attend the summer course
  • Commitment to participate in the webinars before and after the summer course
  • Willingness to participate as a resource for mixed methods research at participant's home institution


Funding is provided to cover the annual retreat, including transportation, hotel, and meal expenses. Any additional expenses are the responsibility of the scholar (texts, office supplies, software, etc.).

Application Details

We are nationally recruiting 14 scholars each year (2014-2018). Applications will open each fall for a new cohort.

Applicants will be asked to submit the following information for review:

  1. A one-page statement indicating the basis for interest in attending the summer course and joining the learning community, with a description of their current program of research, mentoring and scientific advisory needs, and other gaps that could be addressed by participating in the Mixed Methods Research Training Program
  2. A letter from their employer or institution supporting the time required to attend the course and participate in the activities scheduled in advance of, and following, summer course
  3. A letter from a mentor or supervisor from their home institution
  4. A current curriculum vitae
  5. A two-page concept paper (or full draft application) describing the research project, including questions, aims, and general approach to employ mixed methods that the scholar will develop into a submitted proposal

Application Process

Applications will be evaluated on the quality of the applicant's science, prior accomplishments, as well as interest in and potential for a successful proposal employing mixed methods.