PAR Institute

Summer Institute on Approaches to Participatory Action Research
July 12-16, 2021

Join us for this intensive virtual summer institute held through the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

This week long workshop is designed for a wide-range of participants – academics, graduate students, student services professionals, K-12 teachers, and members of community-based organizations – Learn to integrate PAR approaches into your work. This series includes readings, short-lectures, videos, and discussions.

Participants will gain a strong foundation of PAR approaches, learn how to design their own PAR studies, and/or incorporate PAR in their already established work. Participants will also spend time on developing proposals for their own work, including grant proposals to obtain external funding. This Summer Institute includes three follow-up mentoring sessions with instructors.

PAR Institute

Where, when, and tuition costs?

What will the institute cover?

Who is leading the institute?

Dr. Bailey B. Smolarek
Associate Researcher at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research

Dr. Matthew Wolfgram
Assistant Director of the Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions

Mai Neng Vang
Graduate Student in Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

How do I apply to the institute?

To apply, please send the following information in a single word document to

- Name and Contact Information
- Primary Organization and Appointment Title
- 300-400 word essay describing your relevant background and goals for this institute
- [Optional] 150-word essay describing your need for partial or full scholarship funding for this institute

For additional information please contact: Bailey B. Smolarek