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2019 Summer Adoption Research Institute Application

Please use the form below to submit the following application materials:

  • Contact and professional information
  • Contact information for a professional mentor or academic adviser
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Brief essay 

In your brief essay please respond to the following questions:

  1. Please describe your research experience and any research currently in progress, including topics of your projects and your roles on those projects.
  2. What are your short and long term research goals?
  3. Why are you interested in attending the UMass Amherst Adoption Research Institute?
  4.  What do you hope to learn at the Adoption Research Institute?

Application, along with all supplemental materials, must be received by January 14, 2019, at 5 pm. 

If you have any questions about the Summer Adoption Research Institute at UMass Amherst, contact Jen Dolan at

Contact Information
If you are currently a graduate student:
If you have already received your Ph.D. and are a professional:
Please include contact information for your professional mentor or your academic adviser
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Participants are expected to attend the entire week-long institute from Sunday May 19 at 6pm until Friday May 24 at 1pm. Will you be able to make this commitment?
Participants will be expected to prepare for the institute by reading some articles in advance. Will you be able to make this commitment?
Are you able to bring a laptop?
Prior to departing at the end of the institute, each participant will be asked to identify an adoption research related goal they plan to accomplish within the next four months. Will you be available for a four-month post institute follow up about your goal and your insights regarding the training?
Would you be interested in presenting a poster featuring some of your latest research?