The Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research (IQMR)

Since its founding seventeen years ago, the Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research has welcomed well over two thousand graduate students and junior faculty.

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The institute seeks to enable participants to create and critique methodologically sophisticated qualitative research designs, including case studies, tests of necessity or sufficiency, and narrative or interpretive work. It explores the techniques, uses, strengths, and limitations of these methods, while emphasizing their relationships with alternative approaches. Short descriptions of some of the modules that were offered in 2019 can be found under "IQMR Module Description.”

IQMR attendees have the opportunity to receive constructive feedback on their own qualitative research designs. 

CQRM member institutions will use their own meritocratic criteria to select participants to attend the 2020 institute, and must notify CQRM of their choices by February 24th, 2020. 

Students, fellows and junior faculty who are not sure if they will be selected, or who attend non-member organizations, should apply directly to CQRM through the open pool. We are very excited to announce that there will be three separate open pool competitions to attend IQMR 2020: the general open pool; applications from scholars at African scholarly institutions; and applications from scholars based in the Arab MENA region. 

Scholars admitted through the general open pool will arrive no later than Sunday June 14, and sessions will commence on June 15. The institute will run until the evening of Friday June 26, with a two day break on June 20 and 21. Scholars admitted through the general track will have their participation at IQMR covered, as well as meals, and shared-accommodation for the duration of the program. General track attendees will be responsible for their own transportation costs to and from Syracuse University.

Scholars admitted through the African and Arab MENA tracks will also participate in an opening pre-course, from June 10-12. They should plan to arrive at Syracuse no later than Tuesday June 9, and depart at the conclusion of IQMR on the evening of Friday June 26, or Saturday morning. Scholars admitted through the African and MENA tracks will have participation at IQMR covered, meals, and shared-accommodation for the duration of the program, as well as roundtrip economy-class airfare.

Application information
Application link Appl. deadline # of slots Pre-course Travel bursary? Part., room and board Arrive Depart
General 11/12  15 No No Yes 6/14 6/26 or 6/27
Africa 11/12  5 Yes Yes Yes 6/9 6/26 or 6/27
Arab MENA 12/12 4 Yes Yes Yes 6/9 6/26 or 6/27