"SOTA’s holistic (mind, body, soul) approach put me in the right ‘space’ to write. From the BootCamp®, I made great progress on a research article that was later published. And as if that was not enough, I also gained the support of a great group of Black women academics!" --Dr. Chavella Pittman, 2007 BootCamp® participant

The biennial Research BootCamp® is an intense, one-week program designed to help doctoral students and junior scholars develop sound research agendas. Senior scholars, statisticians, and theorists facilitate workshops intended to help doctoral students conceptualize and design components of their dissertations including research questions/hypotheses, literature review, instrumentation, methodology and data analysis.

These senior scholars also assist junior scholars in the development of manuscripts for publication. In addition to the research component, each participant is linked with a junior or senior scholar mentor to help cultivate a mentoring relationship.


 Join us August 2-8, 2015 in Tallahassee, FL



Click below for the 2015 Application & Brochure.

2015 Application


Link to SOTA Application:SOTA Research BootCamp Application

Registration Fees: $100 refundable deposit* must accompany your application. Deposit will be credited to registration fees upon confirmation of participation. 

Limited scholarships are available for doctoral students and participants engaged in Community College research. 

Application Deadline: APRIL 17, 2015

Final Payment Deadline: JUNE 26, 2015

Contact: Tamara Bertrand Jones or Nia Cantey for more information, email membership@sotainstitute.org

*Deposit refund must be requested within time indicated in registration materials.


Research Boot Camp Fees

Doctoral Student - SOTA Member  $550

Doctoral Student - Non-Member $600

Junior Faculty - SOTA Member $765

Junior Faculty - Non-Member $850

Administrators - SOTA Member $765

Administrators - Non-Member $850

OnCampus Housing (Tues 8/4-Sat 8/8) $160

OnCampus Housing (Sun 8/2-Sat 8/8) $240

OnCampus Housing (Sun 8/2-Sun 8/9) $280

Research Boot Camp Fees


PAYMENT INFORMATION Preferred payment method: PayPal - go to paypal.com - click the 'personal' tab at the top of the page - go to the 'buy' drop down menu and click 'make a payment' - make payment to sota.finances@gmail.com