• Program Timeline

    The following section highlights the timeline for the PURPOSE...

  • Core Components

    The core components of training are based on the professional socialization framework,...

  • Application

    Application Deadline: 10/31/2018

    The PURPOSE program application form should...

  • Contact Us

    Please contact program coordinator, Erik Rawls, (Email: erawls@fsu.edu, Phone: 850-645-2119) if...

Welcome To Purpose

The PURPOSE program seeks to train a diverse cohort of fellows in research with a focus on social justice in education with the long-term goal of increasing the diversity of the doctorate in education science. There are a number of benefits for fellows including a stipend, funding for travel and research materials, and one-on-one relationships with PURPOSE faculty mentors. To learn more about the primary local site of research for fellows, the CDF Freedom Schools®, please view the video below.

Total Annual Stipend
Funds for Research

The CDF Freedom Schools®

Reasons to Get Involved

Intellectual Development

The goal of the program is to provide fellows with opportunities to develop the knowledge and skills they need to...

Idea Generation

We believe that research can change lives, so our program was developed to encourage new ideas with a focus on...

Social Justice Education

The theme of the PURPOSE program is, "Social Justice: Using Research to Address Inequities in Education". Students...

Student Success

We encourage student success and support as you explore educational opportunities. The program was designed to help...

Affiliated Universities

To learn more about Florida State University or Florida A&M University, please visit the links below

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