Teaching as Research Fellowship Program

The Teaching as Research (TAR) Fellowship Program gives TAMU graduate students the opportunity to conduct an experiment in teaching methods in a real classroom project in collaboration with a faculty mentor in their discipline. In this year long program, students design, implement, assess and report on innovative teaching methods tested in a classroom here at Texas A&M.

DETAILS

  • Conduct an experiment in teaching methods in a real classroom project in collaboration with a faculty mentor in your discipline
  • In this year long program, students design, apply for IRB approval, implement, assess, and report on innovative teaching methods tested in a classroom here at Texas A&M.
  • If accepted, you will be mentored through the entire process and graduate and professional students can receive payments for meeting project milestones. Each Fellow will need a faculty partner (typically the instructor of record for the course you will conduct your research project in).
  • Graduate student fellows receive a stipend of either $400 (Practitioner Level Projects) or up to $1000 (Scholar Level Projects). Fellows engaging in a Scholar Level project are expected to disseminate their findings in a poster session and/or via publication in a journal. 
  • Open to graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars from the Texas A&M University System. NOTE: only full-time graduate students from TAMU-CS are eligible to receive the stipend. 

Applications can be found via Qualtrics.


ELIGIBILITY

Must have engaged in professional development in teaching beyond department requirements. It is not required that you have a project concept, course, or faculty partner information to apply. If you do, you can share this information in your application. If you do not, we can work to match you with a faculty partner/project. 

Please note this project should be supplemental to your thesis/dissertation research if your research is education focused. We do not provide support or stipends to conduct thesis/dissertation research. 

Graduate & Professional Students must be in good academic standing (3.0 GPA) and maintain full-time enrollment status during their participation. Must be a full-time student to receive stipends for successfully completing program milestones. If you are graduating during the year-long program, please contact cirtl@tamu.edu to see if you are eligible to participate.


WHY SHOULD I JOIN?

  • Develop your teaching through research in your classroom
  • Differentiate yourself as an academic job candidate
  • Get support in conducting your own research project
  • Work one-on-one with a mentor in your field
  • Receive a stipend of up to $1,000 for graduate students
  • Earn a nationally recognized CIRTL Practitioner or Scholar Certificate

Open to graduate and professional students and postdoctoral scholars.
  
 Certificate(s):

  • CIRTL Practitioner or Scholar Certificate (depending on level) – Teaching-As-Research Fellow
  • G.R.A.D. Aggies Professional Development Certificate. Completion of the Teaching-As-Research Fellows program meets the activity requirement for an Advanced G.R.A.D. Aggies Professional Development Certificate. Visit grad-aggies.tamu.edu for more information.

To find out more about current and past TAR Fellows and their projects, check out our TARS Fellows page!