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

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this program a good fit for me?
The program is primarily geared towards early and mid-career faculty and nonacademic investigators seeking training in mixed methods. Experienced investigators will be considered on a case-by-case basis. This program is especially appropriate for those working on specific projects or proposals at the intersection of clinical, community, and population health research.

How many scholars are you selecting?
We are nationally recruiting 14 scholars each year. Applications will open each fall for a new cohort.

I live outside of the United States. Can I still apply?
Scholars must be US citizens.

I'm currently enrolled in a doctoral program, but have yet to receive my degree. Can I still apply?
As per NIH requirements, candidates must have a doctoral degree.

What is the cost of the program?
We anticipate providing funding to cover the annual retreat, including transportation, hotel, and meal expenses. Any additional supplies you feel you would need for successful participation in the course are the responsibility of the scholar.

What is the time commitment?
One year:

  • Three-day annual summer retreat (dates, times, schedule TBD)
  • Two one-hour webinars (one specific to the scholar)
  • Additional time to actively engage in developing a proposal and consulting with the mixed methods experts on the training program faculty. The program is designed to help with specific proposals and work, and we are seeking individuals who will be available outside of class hours.
Please note, this program is conducted remotely with the exception of the retreat.

What are you looking for in applicant concept papers?
For the proposal, the program is looking for individuals to come with a concrete idea of a project they would like to work on and have the ability to orchestrate. It is not expected to be submitted and funded during the program. The project can be a new research project or an extension of an already funded project.