AIR’s Pipeline Partnership Program

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The AIR Equity Initiative supports the Pipeline Partnership Program which engages with graduate-level students and faculty to build a more diverse group of research and technical assistance experts inside and beyond AIR. By working with Georgia State University in Atlanta; Howard University in Washington, D.C.; and The University of Texas at San Antonio, AIR aims to be a force for expanding the range of voices within the field.

Through this program, AIR works collaboratively with university faculty, students, AIR experts, and Institute Fellows to provide seminars and workshops that build on best practices in research methodology, data analysis, cultural and linguistic competence, and evidence-based program evaluation and policy implementation to enhance equity, diversity, and inclusion in research and technical assistance. Students also participate in mentorships and internships with leaders who conduct research, evaluation, and technical assistance projects, both U.S.-based and international. In addition, AIR teams and faculty have the opportunity to collaborate on proposals, research projects, and learning events.

These efforts enable AIR staff, university students, and faculty to diversify their professional networks, enrich research pursuits, and reinforce and extend skills that are relevant for culturally competent careers in the behavioral and social science fields.