Apply for the Institute


Researchers who have nominal experience with meta-analysis and basic statistics, and who have an idea for a Goal 1 meta-analysis study are encouraged to apply.


Applicants must:

  • Apply by March 31, 2021 for MATI 2021

  • Have completed their doctorate by the time of the workshop

  • May be working in academic institutions or working in educational research in other settings in the United States.

  • Be US Citizens (or Permanent Residents)

  • Have completed an introductory workshop on meta-analysis, worked on a meta-analysis, or completed an undergraduate or graduate course in meta-analysis.

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Travel and Funding

The Institute is funded via an IES Methods Training Grant. As such, much of the cost of participation will be covered, including:

  • Travel to/from Chicago

  • The Institute and materials

  • Hotel for 6 nights

  • Per diem each day

NOTE: Due to COVID-19 safety guidelines, MATI 2021 may be offered online. Please check application for details. 


Apply for the Institute

Apply to MATI here.


  • When is the deadline for applications?  Applications for MATI 2021 open on February 1st, 2021 and are due by March 31, 2021.

  • Can graduate students apply?​ Yes, graduate students who will complete their degree by the start of MATI can apply with a letter of support from their graduate school advisor.​

  • Can I apply if I am not a US citizen? Only US citizens and US permanent residents are eligible.

  • Am I eligible for MATI if I have no experience in meta-analysis? MATI is aimed at researchers who have  experience in meta-analysis and want to update their skills. If you are new to meta-analysis, consider applying to the Modern Meta-Analysis Research Institute funded by the National Science Foundation here.

  • How much does MATI cost? MATI is free to participants due to the generous support of the Institute of Education Sciences. Participant lodging, travel and per diem will be provided by MATI.

  • Where will MATI 2021 take place? The 2021 MATI training location is TBD pending travel guidelines.

  • How long is MATI? The workshop meets from Sunday- Saturday.

  • How do I apply? Click here to apply.