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May 18, 2020

The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk (MCPER) has received a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to prepare postdoctoral scholars to participate on research teams developing and validating intensive interventions as part of multitiered systems of support (MTSS).

The aim of this 5-year grant is to prepare a cohort of highly qualified fellows to conduct research in special education, educational psychology, and other disciplines; understand how to interpret the findings and implications of this research; and prepare educators in how to intensify academic and behavioral interventions. The program will cover education sciences research related to academic outcomes for individuals with disabilities, methodology and statistics, and the policies and pragmatics of research in educational settings. 

MCPER Executive Director Sharon Vaughn, principal investigator of this project, and key investigators Greg Roberts, Nathan Clemens, Sarah Powell, and Chris Doabler will collaboratively lead the project and serve as mentors. Together, they bring years of experience and expertise on the topics of quantitative methods, research design, assessment and effective intervention, quantitative methodology in program evaluation, data management and analysis, and modern measurement theory, to name a few. 

Applications for the program open on August 1, 2020, and will remain open until two fellows are selected. Members of traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Send a letter of interest and curriculum vita to Dawn Stanco.