The Institute for Field Research (IFR), operating as an independent, nonprofit academic organization has allowed us to break down traditional institutional barriers and deliver field schools to students regardless of the university they matriculate. By working with leading scholars from academic institutions worldwide, the institute delivers evidence-based field science programs in a broad range of disciplines while ensuring excellence in research and teaching. Students are no longer limited to faculty members' expertise at their home institution, and principal investigators can recruit the best students from around the world.
The institute offers a unique model to ensure excellence in our field schools. Each program is peer-reviewed annually by our Academic Board. Field school projects are evaluated both on the merit of active research and commitment to pedagogy. This investment in quality control yields exceptional and dependable programs that produce outstanding research and remarkable students.