A. Introductory Questions

A1: Briefly describe the history and evolution of the program at your institution or university.

A2: How does this program fit within the department at your institution or university?

A3: What are the stated program goals?

PROBE: How have the program goals changed over time?

A4: What is your role in the program?

PROBE: What percentage of your time at the institution, department, or university relates to the program?

PROBE: How long have you been in your current position?

PROBE: How long have you been administering this mechanism?

B. Trainee Recruitment

B1: How do you attract or recruit individuals to the training program?

PROBE: How does your department communicate the availability of the program to individuals?

PROBE: What is your role in the communication process?

PROBE: What is your role in announcing the availability of this research/training grant?

B2: What kinds of candidates do you wish to attract with this program?

PROBE: Describe the characteristics of the typical candidate

PROBE: Describe the characteristics of the ideal candidate.

B3. Do you take any special steps to recruit different kinds of trainees?

PROBE: From different gender groups?

PROBE: From different ethnic groups?

PROBE: Describe what steps you take.

B5: Do you think that any potential minority trainees are missed by the current recruitment strategy?

PROBE: What have you seen that helps you form this opinion?



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