FAQs 2017-11-15T21:41:52+00:00

Intersectionality

Intersectional research is a theoretical framework and strategy that begins with the experiences of marginalized groups and examines the interconnected structures of power that affect individual and group identities and choices. This approach promotes social justice and social change by linking research and practice.

Frequently Asked Questions

IQRMI is held annually the first week of June. In 2018, the Institute will run from June 3rd – June 8th (6/3 – 6/8, 2018).

  • Early career scholars who have earned their PhD degree within the last 10 years
  • Applicants must have collected data on an intersectional qualitative research project
  • Tenure/Tenure-track or research faculty in a U.S. accredited institution

Historically underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

The Institute takes place on University of Maryland’s College Park campus, near Washington, D.C.

The cost of participating in the Institute is $2,100, which includes lodging and meals (breakfast, lunch, and snacks). The cost of a University of Maryland parking permit is $70 and is not included in the cost of the Institute. After participants have been chosen, they will be sent a link to an online payment system where they can submit registration payment. A parking permit can be included in the same online payment system. Permits will be available for pick up when participants arrive on campus. CRGE encourages applicants to seek and obtain approval for institutional funding early in the application process.

Due to the careful planning and coordination of IQRMI speakers and activities, CRGE cannot refund registration fees in the event a participant cancels. All fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

As part of the application form, you should be prepared to upload the following two documents in PDF format: a) a current copy of your CV; and b) a letter of support on official letterhead from the department Chairperson, or Dean of the school or college of your academic appointment. The file names for these documents should start with your name first. For example, “JaneSmithCV” or “JaneSmithLetterofSupport.”

In addition, you will be asked to submit a short bio (150 words or less) and answer the following question in a text box: Please describe one completed research project that has collected qualitative or mixed methods data, including interviews, focus groups, photovoice, or observation data, in 500 words or less. The description must include: 1) the intersectional research purpose and sample data available to analyze at IQRMI; and 2) an explanation of how IQRMI can be useful in helping you to employ preliminary data analysis for publication in a peer-reviewed journal or for a grant submission. What additional practical and theoretical skills are you seeking?

No. The fee is the same regardless of where you stay due to the costs incurred from coordinating the Institute such as lodging and meal contracts, speaker fees, printing costs, and AV/tech and room charges. Due to the nature of the Institute, we encourage all participants to stay on campus in order to gain a full and enriching experience that includes networking and social activities that occur before and after the Institute activities for each day.

Participants are housed on campus in residence hall suites similar to Prince Frederick Hall. Residence halls are not hotels. Each semi-suite contains two bedrooms with a shared bathroom between them. Bedrooms contain a regular twin-size bed, desk, chair, and dresser for each person. Bed linens, pillows, towels, shower curtains, and toilet paper are provided, but personal care items such as soap and hair dryers are not. Each floor of the residence hall has two lounge areas, a trash/recycling/compost room, and a laundry room with credit card-operated washers and dryers. There is also a full kitchen in the building and a barbecue area just outside. Wireless internet access is provided throughout campus.

Photos of the IQRMI meeting and lodging space can be viewed on the CRGE Facebook page. The address of Prince Frederick Hall is 7030 Preinkert Dr., College Park, MD 20742.

Participants are housed on campus in residence hall suites similar to Prince Frederick Hall. Residence halls are not hotels. Each semi-suite contains two bedrooms with a shared bathroom between them. Bedrooms contain a regular twin-size bed, desk, chair, and dresser for each person. Bed linens, pillows, towels, shower curtains, and toilet paper are provided. Items that are NOT provided include personal toiletries, such as soap, shampoo, lotion, etc., hair dryers and clothing irons. Each floor of the residence hall has two lounge areas, a trash/recycling/compost room, and a laundry room with credit card-operated washers and dryers. There is also a full kitchen in the building and a barbecue area just outside. Wireless internet access is provided throughout campus.

Photos of the IQRMI meeting and lodging space can be viewed on the CRGE Facebook page. The address of Prince Frederick Hall is 7030 Preinkert Dr., College Park, MD 20742.

Unfortunately, at this time we are not able to provide scholarships.

If you are receiving an error when applying or the application form is not working, please e-mail us at dguelesp@umd.edu. Use as much detail as possible to describe the issue you are having, including any error messages, and we will work through the problem.

The University of Maryland, College Park is a 40 minute to an hour drive from neighboring airports (Reagan National Airport—DCA or Baltimore-Washington International Airport—BWI).
The most cost-effective way to travel in the DC area is by Metro and public transportation:

  • From Reagan National Airport, follow the signs to the Metro and take the Yellow Line toward Greenbelt/Fort Totten. You may need to change to the Green Line to get to the College Park station, which is the second to last stop.
  • From the BWI Airport, take the B30 bus toward the Greenbelt Metro. When at the Greenbelt Metro station, get on the Green Line toward Branch Avenue. You will only need to ride for one stop before getting off at the College Park station.
  • A taxi ride from the College Park Metro station to campus would take about 7 minutes and cost around $10.

Taxi fares are usually $50-60 from Ronald Reagan National Airport and $60-70 from BWI Airport.
Alternatively, you may request a charter service through the University. More information on charter services may be found here. The University charter services can support a car of 1-5 people and costs a flat rate of $55 per trip from either Reagan National or BWI airports. Uber or Lyft are additional alternatives.

There are several dining options along Baltimore Avenue depending on your food and cost preference. Click hereto view a list of dining recommendations in College Park, or visit Yelp.com to view others.

CRGE has created campus maps which include the location of residential suites, Institute sessions, campus parking, the campus recreation center, and dining corridor. Click here to access the maps.

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