CALL FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
Sandra K. Abell Summer Research Institute for Doctoral Students
Dates: July 15-20, 2013
Location: Washington, DC
THEME: Connecting Research to Policy and Practice
Co-Hosted by the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, University of Georgia, Michigan State University, and American Association for the Advancement of Science
Who: Up to 24 doctoral students
Where: George Washington University & the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC
Organizers: Julie Luft (University of Georgia) & Angela Calabrese Barton (Michigan State University)
Sponsors: National Association for Research in Science Teaching, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Michigan State University, and University of Georgia
Advisory Committee: Alicia Alonzo (MSU), Janet Carlson (BSCS), David Jackson (UGA), Hosun Kang (University of Washington), Joe Krajcik (MSU), Danusa Mumford (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais), Shelley Rodriguez (University of Texas)
• Support development of doctoral students’ research practices including those related to research design, research methods and communication of research;
• Support doctoral students’ understanding of the science education research community and their positioning within the community;
• Develop networks of emerging and established researchers in science education;
• Support doctoral students in connecting their research to policy and practice;
• Assist doctoral students in developing a proposal for the 2014 NARST conference;
• Support the ongoing implementation of the Sandra K. Abell Summer Research Institute.
WHO SHOULD APPLY
Doctoral students in the field of science education who:
• Will have completed at least two full years (or equivalent) of coursework by July 2013,
• Have a clear idea of the research they would like to conduct for their doctoral dissertation,
• Want to explore ways to improve or enhance their doctoral dissertation research, and
• Are ready to collect or analyze data.
The Sandra K. Abell Summer Research Institute will include following activities:
• Team Sessions. The majority of instruction in the Institute will take place in small group seminars, in which 6-8 students and 2 research mentors will discuss students’ research, and provide feedback on design, analysis, and interpretation.
• Workshops. Daily workshops will be provided by pairs of mentors around topics such as theoretical frameworks, data analysis, writing for publication, and grant writing.
• Research Presentations. Students will have an opportunity to attend faculty presentations, in which the mentors will present and discuss their current research.
• Social events. These events will be opportunities for participants to get together on a more informal basis.
• NARST proposal writing. Planning sessions will involve the students in writing and sharing proposals for a Sandra K. Abell Summer Research Institute poster session at the NARST annual meeting.
COSTS AND APPLICATION
The Sandra K. Abell Summer Research Institute is supported by NARST, MSU, UGA, AAAS, and student fees. Selected doctoral students (or their institutions) pay for their travel to Washington, DC and $175 in fees (due April 1, 2013). The institute will provide housing, meals (except one dinner), and institute materials.
To apply, please complete the student application (either online or electronic submission) for the Sandra K. Abell Summer Research Institute by November 30, 2012. Julie Luft and Angie Calabrese Barton will notify all institute participants of their selection by January 1, 2013.
The official call for graduate students, and an electronic application will be shared by NARST in the upcoming day. There will be an online application portal available next week and this will be shared through the listserv.