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A PROPOSAL PREPARATION WORKSHOP (for University of Maryland Faculty only) will be held on Monday, October 5, 2015 from 3:00-4:30 p.m., Maryland Room, Marie Mount Hall to assist prospective applicants in preparing competitive proposals.  Please RSVP for this workshop to Wendy Hall at by Friday, September 25, 2015

Qualitative Research Interest Group

The Qualitative Research Interest Group (QRIG) is a working group composed of faculty and graduate students who are engaged in enhancing knowledge and utilization of mixed qualitative methods in research and teaching. It is co-sponsored by the Maryland Population Research Center.
QRIG seeks to elevate mixed qualitative methodologies at University of Maryland through programs that facilitate collaborative research and inquiry:

To learn more, read our mixed qualitative bibliography (PDF) and see the course offerings at the University of Maryland for classes that teach qualitative methods.

Research and Teaching Resources

The following are sample qualitative methods syllabi


CRGE Affiliates who teach qualitative courses include (among others):


This seed grant provides $1,000-$5,000 to early career faculty for the opportunity to develop a study that primarily uses qualitative research methods (including: participant-observation, in-depth interviews, focus groups, life histories, or ethnographies) or mixed qualitative and quantitative methods.

The call for proposals is made in September, applications are due in November, and awards are announced in December.

See previous seed grant award recipients and proposal titles.


We are pleased to announce the 2014-2015 seed grant recipient from the QRIG, a joint project of the CRGE and the Maryland Population Research Center. Christina Getrich, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
"American by Birth, Mexican by Blood": Identity and Cultural Citizenship among Second-Generation Mexicans
This study will examine how second-generation (children of immigrants; comprising nearly one-quarter of all U.S. children) Mexican youth forge their identities and conceptualize social belonging while living in an increasingly anti-immigrant U.S. society.
Dr. Getrich will chronicle how immigration policies, enforcement practices, and racialization processes circumscribe their lives, and how they forge their own multifaceted identities shaped not only by the interaction of race, ethnicity, and gender, but also by national belonging and transnationalism.
Using a longitudinal case history design based on her ethnographic research of 54 youth, Getrich will analyze original and follow-up interviews with a sub-sample of original participants to examine these youth's complex identity negotiations and elaborate upon their notions of belonging.