The Institute for Field Research is a rapidly growing, independent nonprofit organization. Our mission is to transform individuals and communities through experiential education and field research.
We work towards this mission by
- Advocating for research-based programs in all disciplines that require field training as a part of degree requirements.
- Teaching through engagement in primary research.
- Ensuring academic and pedagogic excellence by conducting an annual peer-review of all IFR programs.
- Considering interaction with and listening to indigenous or local communities as essential.
The IFR is an equal opportunity employer that supports social justice, celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment in our field schools and for our employees.