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MLA’s Research Training Institute: Why Should I Apply?

Become a Research Expert

Assessment Findings have found MLA’s Research Training Institute (RTI) Fellowship Program is highly effective in increasing the level of research knowledge, confidence, and productivity of participants while addressing key MLA core values.

Here’s what other RTI Fellows have said about their experience:

  • “Participating in the RTI has been like getting a mini-PhD.”
  • “Excellent instructors, curriculum content, and course readings.”
  • “RTI has helped me approach my research ideas from a place of empowerment instead of apprehension.”
  • “I now feel confident in my ability to forge forth with a project I’m passionate about.”
  • “One of the most productive and professional fulfilling milestones of my career.”

Apply Now

Applications for the 2024-25 RTI Fellowship are due February 19, 2024.

RTI also offers numerous scholarship opportunities to MLA members help cover the cost of the program. Nonmembers are encouraged to explore membership options to gain access to scholarships and other member benefits.

Non-members are also encouraged to apply! Share the news with your colleagues who may be interested in developing their research skills.

Apply for the RTI Fellowship Program

Questions? Join the RTI Drop-in Sessions

Join the project director and faculty at these informal session to learn more about the program and have your application questions answered. Register in advance here:

Be sure to follow @RTIatMLA on Twitter for additional updates. If you have any questions about RTI or the application process, please contact Susan Lessick, RTI founding director.

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