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Founded in 1957, the Institute for Educational Research and Service (IERS) supports research and service activities within the University of Montana and in schools and communities across Montana and the Northwest. On the UM campus, IERS provides services to faculty members applying for and implementing complex research and service grants, including pre- and post-award consultation on proposal development, budgeting and financial projections, methodology, statistical analyses, and program evaluation. In communities, IERS collaborates with school districts and social services agencies to provide model demonstration, professional development, outreach, program evaluation, technical assistance, and numerous other services. 

Located in McGill Hall, we are a part of the University of Montana's College of Education and Human Sciences.

IERS also houses the Montana Victim Advocate Academy

Montana Victim Advocate Academy

The Montana Victim Advocate Academy is a 40-hour, 5-day residential course that provides essential victim advocate training across the range of crimes and systems. The Basic Academy is appropriate for all victim advocates working for governmental or non-profit agencies. Visit the MVAA homepage