The University of Texas at Austin Latino Research Initiative
Intersectional Qualitative Research Methods Institute for Advanced Doctoral Students

IQRMI-ADS Frequently Asked Questions 



When does IQRMI-ADS take place? 

In 2018, IQRMI-ADS will run from June 24 – June 29. 

Who is eligible to apply? 

  • Applicants must have collected data on an intersectional qualitative research project 
  • Doctoral students who have advanced to candidacy within the last three years 
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in an academic program at a U.S. accredited institution
  • Historically underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply

Where does IQRMI-ADS take place? 

IQRMI-ADS takes place at The University of Texas at Austin campus in Austin, Texas. 

What does it cost? 

The cost of participating in the 2018 IQRMI-ADS is $600, which includes tuition, lodging, and meals (breakfast, lunch, snacks – not dinner). Transportation costs, including a UT parking permit, are not included. Participants who are selected will receive a link to an online payment system where they can submit registration payment. We encourage applicants to seek and obtain approval for institutional funding early in the application process. 

What is your refund/cancellation policy? 

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

What do I need before starting the application? 

Be prepared to upload the following documents in PDF format. Each file name should start with your last name. Example: Smith, Jane Letter CV.pdf: 

  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • Letter of support on official letterhead from your dissertation chair 
  • Brief biographical statement (150 words or less)  
  • Description of your dissertation research project (500 words or less) that addresses the following:
    State type of qualitative or mixed methods data, including interviews, focus groups, photovoice, or observation data collected. The description must include: 1) the intersectional research purpose and sample data available to complete analysis and writing of results at IQRMI; 2) an explanation of how IQRMI can help you to employ data analysis for completion of your dissertation; and 3)  the additional practical and theoretical skills you seek.

What are the lodging accommodations like? 

Participants are housed on campus in the Duren Residence Hall about 2 blocks from the program location: 

  • Two participants per room  
  • Beds are twin-size  
  • Each room has a private bathroom 
  • Towel service is provided (daily towel and small soap bar) 
  • Each room has a micro fridge 
  • Rooms provide linens (fitted sheet, top sheet, light blanket, pillow, pillowcase) 
  • Guests should bring their preferred blanket/pillow 
  • Not provided: personal toiletries, hair dryer, clothing iron 

Duren is located at 2624 Whitis Ave., Austin, TX 78705 which is 0.3 mile (6-minute walk) from the site of the Institute (210 W. 24th St., Austin, TX 78705).

If I'm a UT student, may I stay in the dorm?

Yes, if room is available after accounting for out-of-town guests, UT students may stay in the dorm. 

Is campus parking available? 

Yes. Parking in UT’s San Antonio Garage or the 27th Street Garage (both are close to Duren Hall and the program location at GWB) costs $18/day, payable upon exiting the garage. If you leave your car in the garage throughout the week, you will pay $108 ($18/day x 6 days). If you want to use your car during the week, you must pay when exiting the garage and pull another ticket when you return.

Are scholarships available? 

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

Is childcare provided? 

Unfortunately, at this time we do not offer childcare. 

Why isn’t the application form working? 

If you are receiving an error when applying or the application form is not working, email Provide as much detail as possible to describe the issue you are experiencing, including error messages, and we will work with you to resolve the issue. 

How can I get to UT Austin? 

The University of Texas at Austin campus is located approximately 12 miles (25-minute drive) from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. 

What are the dining options near campus while I am at the Institute? 

There are many dining options near the residence hall to meet a variety of food and cost preferences. Visit to view options. 

Is there a campus map? 

 Yes. Please visit:

Will I have access to wifi? 

Yes. We will provide a code that you may use on up to 4 devices throughout the UT campus. 

Are meals provided? 

We will provide continental breakfast at the program site or you may get breakfast on your own. We will provide lunch Mon 6/25 – Fri 6/29. Dinner is on your own except the Welcome Dinner (Sun 6/24) and a group dinner on Wed 6/27. We will provide a beverage station (water, coffee, tea) all day Mon 6/25 – Fri 6/29. We will provide healthy snacks in the afternoon.


For more information and to apply, visit the IQRMI-ADS Application.
Historically underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

For inquiries about IQRMI-ADS, contact