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UTSA Educational Research Training Program: P-20 Pipeline Issues

The UTSA Educational Research Training Program: P-20 Pipeline Issues was launched in September 2016 as part of an effort to broaden participation of undergraduates from underrepresented backgrounds in graduate programs in education research. Through the UTSA Educational Research Training Program, we seek to develop a pipeline of talented interdisciplinary researchers who bring fresh ideas, approaches, and perspectives to addressing the issues and challenges of inequalities that exist in students’ educational experiences, transitions, and outcomes from preschool through graduate school. This training program provides students, especially those from underrepresented backgrounds, with an introduction to education science research and scientific methods, meaningful opportunities to participate in education research studies, and professional development and mentoring that leads to doctoral studies in the Educational Science across disciplines. Funding for this training program is provided by the Institute of Education Sciences’ Pathways to the Education Sciences Research Training program.

Important Dates

  • Application Deadline

    • September 7, 2018

    Award Decision

    • September 14, 2018

    Program Dates

    • September  2018 – August 31, 2019


  • Applicants Must:

    • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)
    • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Be a junior enrolled part-time or full-time in a UTSA bachelor’s program
      Have completed between 60 to 90 credit hours
      Be enrolled at UTSA or transferring from one of the Alamo Colleges into UTSA
    • Demonstrate potential and expressed interest in pursuing a graduate program to conduct education research in any discipline


  • Fellows Will:

    • Have access to weekly informal seminars
    • Conduct research apprenticeships
    • Participate in summer institutes that will help enhance oral and written communication skills, develop research skills and prepare for graduate school
    • Attend a 1-week summer workshop at Stanford University and a 1-week workshop at UTSA
    • Have an opportunity to publish research results and attend conference presentations with UTSA faculty and mentors
    • Receiveamonthlystipend