Getting SMART: Comprehensive Program for Adaptive Interventions Training in Education (CATIE)

Ann Arbor, Michigan — February 21-23, 2024


This three day, in-person training will provide scholars in the education sciences with a rigorous foundation in the design, funding, conduct, and analysis of novel experimental design methods for optimizing adaptive interventions, including SMART designs. It will also promote ongoing professional career development by offering scholars guidance and mentorship before, during, and after the in-person training institute to support research plans pertaining to the construction of adaptive interventions in educational settings. The workshop facilitators and mentors are methodological scientists who are experts in research on adaptive interventions and intervention scientists with experience executing adaptive intervention studies in education.

CATIE Application Details

Who Should Apply?

Scholars with a doctoral degree interested in learning more about adaptive interventions in education and the use of SMARTs to build high-quality adaptive interventions should apply. Scholars must be working in early intervention, education, or special education and should be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States, or admitted to the United States for permanent residence.

Fee or Costs

There is no application fee or cost to attend. However, scholars who are accepted must arrange their own travel and cover their own expenses (e.g., transportation, lodging in Ann Arbor). A limited number of travel scholarships will be awarded to scholars who are unable to fund their own travel. Applications for scholarships will open after scholars are notified of their selection.

How to Apply


Please send questions to [email protected].

Important Dates

Application Deadline: November 15, 2023

Scholars Notified of Status: December 18, 2023

Pre-Institute Activities begin: January 2024

In-Person Training Institute: February 21-23, 2024

Virtual Data Analytics Training: April 2024

Post Institute Mentoring: April – May 2024


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