New Mexico Evaluation Lab Fellowship Call

April 17, 2015 - Institute for Social Research

ISR Director to lead the New Mexico Evaluation Lab.  Dr. Melissa Binder, the ISR Director, will be leading a new program at UNM that will serve the dual purpose of training students in applied research and providing high quality program evaluation services to community organizations in New Mexico.  "The idea of the Evaluation Lab is to harness the rigorous analytical and quantitative skills of academia to serve the public good," explained Dr. Binder.

Applications are now being accepted for the Evaluation Lab Fellowship.  The Fellowship includes a two-course sequence beginning in Fall 2015, and a modest stipend of $500 per semester.  The Fall course will emphasize collaborative and culturally competent problem-solving, robust data analysis, and creative ways of communicating technical information.  Student teams partner with non-profit community organizations, and class assignments are tailored to meet organization needs.  A faculty member or a research scientist from one of UNM's policy centers will mentor the student teams.  The Spring course is a 3-credit practicum for which students will implement the evaluation projects they started in the Fall, under the supervision of their team mentor.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Instructions on how to apply.

Need for information?  Email Dr. Binder at