Doctoral Graduate Research Assistant Position Open with Project E-Ignite

Project E-Ignite is a Jacob K. Javits grant housed in the College of Education and Human Development. The project is looking for a doctoral graduate research assistant for the 2023-2024 academic year.  

The grant focuses on:
  • Identifying and serving Gifted and Talented students from underserved populations including Black, Latinx, and English Learners, as well as those who are economically disadvantaged and children with disabilities.
  • Promoting effective instruction in classrooms in high-poverty schools.
  • Increasing teacher understanding of Problem-Based Learning (PBL).
  • Increasing student cognitive skills, engagement, and motivation to learn.
  • Promoting STEM Education with PBL curriculum.
A GRA on Project ExCEL-Ignite will engage in the following tasks:
  • Development and creation of research measures
  • Curriculum revision and development
  • Preparation of teacher professional development materials
  • Analysis of quantitative and qualitative data (student and teacher data)
  • Preparation and maintenance of student consent and assent data
  • Collaboration with team faculty and staff on school implementation, data collection, analysis, and dissemination tasks
The GRA will learn and improve:
  • Qualitative and quantitative research skills on a large-scale federal grant in multiple school districts
  • Academic writing and referencing skills
  • Interviewing skills
  • How to work effectively as part of a collaborative team
How To Apply:

For information about the project or to apply, please send a resume/CV and a letter of interest to Dr. Kimberley Daly, Coordinator, Project E-Ignite at If you have any questions about the project, you can also email Dr. Daly.

This position is a full-time GRA position (20 hours/week). Optimally, we are looking for a student who has past qualitative or quantitative research experience or has completed EDRS 810.