The Pyramid at Work

PMI Fellows

The National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations is pleased to announce that we will be identifying a cohort of Fellows to work with and learn from NCPMI faculty. Fellows will have the opportunity to be involved in a variety of activities including developing training materials, providing training, summarizing research, collaborating on research activities, and developing policy materials. Each fellow will be assigned to a center faculty who will serve as their mentor. The fellow and mentor will create a professional development plan based on the fellow’s goals. Fellows will work with their PMI mentor from a distance and will be not be expected to relocate. This fellowship is not designed to take the place of their current work or mentoring from their doctoral program advisor. 

Doctoral students as well as recent doctoral graduates (completed their doctoral program since 2013) are eligible.

For questions about PMI fellows or the application process, please contact Mary Louise Hemmeter.

Center Faculty

Erin Barton, PhD, BCBA-D

Lise Fox, PhD

Mary Louise Hemmeter, PhD


Elizabeth Steed, PhD

Phillip Strain, PhD

Jolenea Ferro, PhD, BCBA-D

Now accepting applications!
Deadline to apply: August 15, 2018

Application Instructions

The following are materials required with your submission:

  1. Biosketch (4-page limit, 12 pt font)

    Your biosketch should include a listing of:

    • Past positions and employment
    • Awards and honors
    • Peer-reviewed publications and presentations
    • Ongoing or previous research support (list funding source and amount)
    • Other relevant work (e.g., training or professional development work, non-peer reviewed publications, curricula or trainings developed)
  2. Personal Statement (5-page limit, double spaced)

    Please describe the following:

    • Past experience(s) related to the Pyramid Model (e.g., research, training, implementing);
    • How participating in the PMI fellowship will advance your career goals;
    • How you will integrate the Pyramid Model into your ongoing program requirements or work responsibilities;
    • An overview of the type of activities you would like to participate in and the outcomes you would like to achieve as part of the PMI Fellowship;
    • Name the NCPMI faculty member(s) with whom you would be interested in working along with a brief explanation about how your work aligns with the faculty member(s). Bios of the NCPMI faculty members who will be working with fellows are included below.
  3. Letters of Recommendation

    Please request letters of recommendation from two individuals who are your faculty members (e.g., advisors, research supervisors) or professional colleagues. These individuals should be able to speak to your experience with the Pyramid Model, the likelihood of your achieving your goals, and how your participation in the PMI Fellowship program will be integrated into your ongoing program requirements or work. At least one recommender should indicate how your current program or work supports your application and potential work as a PMI fellow.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Fellows will be mentored for 2 years

Yes, you might be matched to another mentor but your interests will be considered in the process of matching mentors and fellows. Once accepted, we will send you an email with the mentor match and ask you to respond with an acceptance. You may choose whether or not to participate at that point.

Fellows will work with their PMI mentor from a distance and will not be expected to relocate.

No, this is not designed to take place of your current work or the mentorship from your doctoral program advisor. This activity will allow you additional assistance/opportunities for experiences related to the Pyramid Model.

a. No, there is no financial award involved in this.

We will have monthly web meetings of the entire group (1 hour). Your mentor will have conference calls with you to identify what you might be interested in, your available time, and develop a professional development plan with you. This work should enhance your scholarly goals and provide you with opportunities that will be helpful in your academic/research career aspirations.