The Tribal Early Childhood Research
Center, in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian
Health, will host a Summer Institute from July 14-18, 2014 at Johns
Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. The TRC Summer Institute provides graduate
level coursework and mentorship to students interested in pursuing research
with tribal early childhood programs such as Head Start, Home Visiting, and
Child Care. In addition to completing a
2-credit research methods course, TRC Summer Institute participants will have
the chance to meet with core faculty for targeted mentoring and to learn more
about the Center for American Indian Health’s graduate public health degree and
public health certificate programs.
A limited number of tuition and travel
scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis. Students who have taken past TRC Summer
Institute courses and who are currently working in tribal Head Start, Home
Visiting, Child Care, or other early childhood programs are strongly encouraged
to apply. Scholarship application materials are available below. A Bachelor’s degree is required for
scholarship awardees. Students who are
not scholarship awardees may take the course for non-credit.
Introduction to Quantitative and Qualitative
Research Methods (course number
221.671.11) is a 2-credit graduate level course. The overarching goal of the course is to
provide a basic overview of qualitative and quantitative research methods and
the different applications of each to a variety of public health interventions. Readings, lectures and labs explore different
research methods and the process of selecting the appropriate method to design
and implement a variety of public health interventions. Topics covered in the
course will include: focus groups, in-depth interviews, comparison designs,
interventions designs, and randomized controlled trials. Students will work to gain a basic
understanding of these research methods and apply them to existing projects on
which they are working. The course will
be taught Monday-Friday, July 14th-18th from 8:30 am –
Experience living or working in/with American
Indian and Alaska Native settings/communities and experience/interest in early
childhood development and research with tribal communities are required. A bachelor’s degree is required to take the
course for credit, and is required for scholarship eligibility. Students
without a bachelor’s degree may take the course for non-credit; students
without a bachelor’s degree are not eligible for scholarship support.
A limited number of travel and tuition
scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis. Scholarship awardees must have a bachelor’s
degree or higher. A scholarship application
in fillable PDF format can be downloaded here. Scholarship applications must include two recommendations – the
recommendation form in fillable PDF format can be downloaded here. Completed applications and all supporting
documents are due by May 1, 2014.
Please see application for information on where to send completed materials.
Lodging for the TRC Summer Institute 2014 will be provided by the Homewood Suites Inner Harbor, located at 625 South President Street, Baltimore, MD, 21202. To secure Summer Institute rates please contact the reservations department at 1-800-445-8667 and ask for the Johns Hopkins rate.
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Questions and Contact Information:
If you have any questions about the
TRC Summer Institute course, scholarships, and registration, please contact
Nicole Pare by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 410-955-6931.
Funding for the TRC Summer Institute and
The Tribal Early Childhood Research
Center, Summer Institute, and scholarships are funded by a grant from the Office
of Planning, Research, and Evaluation within the Administration for Children
and Families. Additional scholarship
support is provided by the Johns Hopkins University, Center for American Indian