The Research Boot Camp has been designed to support Black women in developing

dissertation proposals, writing research articles and other scholarly publications, while providing mentoring from senior scholars in the academy. The Research Boot Camp is an intense, one-week program that designed to assist doctoral students and junior faculty members develop the skills necessary for success in the academy. Senior scholars, statisticians, and theorists will facilitate workshops intended to help doctoral students conceptualize and design key components of their dissertations including: Research Question and hypothesis development; Literature Review;

Conceptual Framework development; Instrumentation; Methodology; Data analysis.

These senior scholars will also assist junior scholars in the development of manuscripts for publication, and clarification of a future research agenda. In addition to the research component, each participant will be linked with a mentor, either a junior or senior scholar, to help cultivate a mentoring relationship. The Research Boot Camp will be held *August 5-12, 2007*, on the campus of Auburn University in Auburn, AL.

Sisters of the Academy (SOTA) Institute mission is to create an educational network of Black women in higher education committed to fostering continuous scholarship and academic achievements. Through this commitment, members of the organization will impact Black people, schools, and communities. SOTA has accepted the challenge of increasing the numbers of Black women in the academy. SOTA accomplishes this through an organizational structure that provides guidance on conducting research, developing publications and professional development opportunities, all while encouraging mentoring relationships between senior and junior scholars and doctoral students. Please visit for a Boot Camp application or to learn more. If you have specific questions, feel free to email them to


Tamara Bertrand Jones, Ph.D. , President, Sisters of the Academy Institute
Office of Research
Division of Student Affairs
Florida State University
313 Westcott Bldg.
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1340
Phone: (850)644-1331
Fax: (850)644-6297

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