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October 13, 2016

Funding Opportunity: Native Arts and Cultures Foundation – Call for Mentor Fellows

New funding opportunity for traditional or visual artists of American Indian or Alaska Native descent, via the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation. I am attaching a color flyer that can also help spread the word about this wonderful, $30,000 award for Native master and emerging artists:

http://www.nativeartsandcultures.org/call-entries-new-mentor-fellowship-program-now-open

NACF’s new Mentor Fellowship program will award accomplished American Indian and Alaska Native artists to mentor emerging artists in the Traditional Arts or Contemporary Visual Arts categories. The program’s goal is to improve creative development, artistic rigor, and intergenerational cultural and traditional knowledge perpetuation by fostering the growth of Native artist mentors and apprentices, and empowering them to play an integral role in their communities.

Eligibility: Must be a 5-year resident, and enrolled Native citizen of a tribe, located in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Southern California (San Luis Obispo, Kern, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego and Imperial Counties), Arizona, New Mexico, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North or South Dakota.

Apply now at your.culturegrants.org. Applications are due by November 22, 2016, at 5:00 pmPacific Time.

Please direct any questions about this program to our Program Director Francene Blythe:francene@nativeartsandcultures.org

 

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October 14, 2015

Research Fellowships

2016–2017 Long-term Predoctoral  Fellowships

Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR)

American Philosophical Society Library

 

The American Philosophical Society Library in Philadelphia seeks applicants for a one-year, residential fellowship to assist in the completion of doctoral dissertation research. Research projects must pertain to Native American history, anthropology, linguistics, cultural revitalization, and related fields.

This 12-month fellowship is intended for an advanced Ph.D. student working toward the completion of the dissertation. The caliber of the project, and evidence that the project will be completed in a timely manner, are the two most important criteria for selection. The selection committee will also take into consideration the need to be at the APS Library and other research institutions in the Philadelphia area.

A stipend of $25,000 for twelve months will be awarded to the successful applicant, who will also have an affiliation with the APS Library’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Research.

Applicants will submit:

  • C.V.,
  • Dissertation proposal,
  • A sample chapter from their dissertation not to exceed 25 double-space pages,
  • A cover letter that discusses the current status of the dissertation and description of the work proposed to be completed on the fellowship, and
  • Contact information for three people who will submit confidential letters of reference.

Full details are available at the application webpage. All application materials will be submitted online.

Deadline: January 15, 2016. Notifications will be sent in April 2016. Visit the application webpage for all details pertaining to the fellowship and its conditions.

Long-Term fellowships are also available in Early American history and in the history of science. Applicants to the long-term fellowship whose work may overlap in these fields are encouraged to apply to these programs as well. Please visit APS Library Fellowships for information on all programs.

One- to three-month, short-term resident fellowships are also offered for scholars at all stages of their careers within any field of study which can be supported by the collections of the APS Library. Please visit www.amphilsoc.org/grants/resident for an explanation of the short-term program and its conditions.

 

October 9, 2015

University of Oregon Future Stewards Program!!!

The Graduate School of the University of Oregon is pleased to announce the Future Stewards Program, designed in cooperation with the office of the Assistant Vice President and Advisor to the President on Sovereignty and Government to Government Relations.  The program will provide an opportunity to work with the nine federally recognized tribes of Oregon to help to make graduate education more accessible for their members.  It is our hope that tribal members who have earned graduate degrees at the University of Oregon will be able to return home to become stewards of their communities who will support their traditional culture, foster educational opportunities, and promote economic development.

The University of Oregon Graduate School will provide up to two years (six regular terms) of tuition support for students in masters, or doctoral programs.  Doctoral students may use their waivers to support terms without teaching during the two year eligibility period.

To be eligible to receive a tuition waiver award (worth approximately $17,500), the student’s tribe will agree to pay mandatory student fees (about $600 per term) and provide health insurance and a stipend to support other costs of attendance.

In Academic Year 2015-16, waiver awards will be available only to current UO students (with the required tribal support).  Beginning in Academic Year 2016-17, priority will be given to new students to the University of Oregon. Tuition support will be awarded for three terms during the regular academic year. Up to five awards will be made each academic year.

To be eligible a student must be admitted to a graduate program at the University of Oregon.   To be considered, the student will need to submit a waiver award application and include both a statement of academic purpose (describing her or his interests and academic plan) and a letter of support from her or his tribe confirming tribal support (including the amounts to be provided for fees, insurance, and stipend).  Transcripts and letters of recommendation provided through the admission process will also be reviewed.  Review and selection will be conducted by a committee consisting of the Dean of the Graduate School, the Assistant Vice President, and one other faculty member.

In Academic Year 2015-16, applicants for support will be asked to submit their applications materials by December 1 for to request fall term tuition support.  Students may apply for winter tuition support by December 1 and Spring tuition support by February 1.  Students who receive an award for Academic Year 2015-16 may request up to three more terms of tuition support for Academic Year 2016-17.

Applications for Academic Year 2016-17 funding will be due on or before April 1.  If funding remains after initial awards are made, a second round of applications will be considered with a September 1 deadline.

For more information contact Jason Younker, Assistant Vice President (jyounker@uoregon.edu) or Scott L. Pratt, Dean of the Graduate School (spratt@uoregon.edu).

September 25, 2015

Udall Foundation Opportunities

April 23, 2015

Cobell Scholars Program

We are happy to announce the opening of the Cobell Scholars Program scholarship application. The American Indian Graduate Center will manage the Cobell Scholars Program which was established as a result of the Cobell v. Salazar litigation.  The Cobell Scholars Program is intended to provide financial assistance in the form of scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native students to defray the cost of attendance at both post-secondary vocational schools and institutions of higher education, including graduate and professional schools.

ELIGIBILITY: Scholarships in various amounts are awarded to U.S. Federally-recognized American Indian and Alaska Native community members (students) who are vocational certificate-seeking or associate, bachelor, graduate and professional degree-seeking students in full-time, accredited, non-profit institutions in the United States; and who are able to demonstrate financial need through the submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

A complete application will consist of:

1.      A completed General Application (deadline June 1); and,

2.      Completion of Cobell Scholars opportunity-specific questions (deadline June 1); and,

3.      Tribal Eligibility Certificate<http://www.aigcs.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/AIGC-Tribal-Eligibility-Certificate.pdf> (due July 15) which is also available at aigcs.org in the Scholarships section titled Online Application Instructions<http://www.aigcs.org/scholarships/online-application-instructions/>; and,

4.       Financial Needs Form<http://www.aigcs.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/AIGC-Financial-Need-Form.pdf> (due July 15) which is also available at aigcs.org in the Scholarships section titled Online Application Instructions<http://www.aigcs.org/scholarships/online-application-instructions/>.

All eligible students are highly encouraged to complete the Cobell Scholars application for funding consideration. Visit aigcs.org for information on other AIGC opportunities.

For more information and to order posters for advertising AIGC opportunities, visitaigcs.org<http://www.aigcs.org/publications/request-brochures-and-materials/>, then select “AIGC Brochure/Poster”.

The deadline to submit an online application is June 1, 2015.

Best Regards,
AIGC Program Team

February 25, 2015

Oregon Student Access Scholarship Opportunities

For a list of opportunities, visit www.oregonstudentaid.gov/scholarships.aspx.

One scholarship with a March 1st deadline—awards $1500-$3,000/year (students may compete for the scholarship for up to 4 years).  Eligible students include Native American residents of Oregon attending or planning to attend an accredited trade or vocational school in Oregon.

February 23, 2015

2015 Summer Research Training Institute for American Indian and Alaska Native Health Professionals

We are excited to announce that registration for the 2015 Summer Research Training Institute for American Indian and Alaska Native Health Professionals is now open.  Our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of professionals who work in diverse areas of American Indian and Alaska Native health. Almost anyone who works in Indian health can take advantage of this skill-building opportunity—from administrators to community health workers, physicians, nurses, researchers, and program managers. Because our courses emphasize research skills, program design, and implementation, those professionals who seek training opportunities related to research will find relevant courses in this program. American Indian and Alaska Native health professionals and health science students are strongly encouraged to attend. We also seek American Indian and Alaska Native students and participants from other professional areas who are interested in Native health issues. Travel scholarships are available on a first-come first-serve basis for American Indian and Alaska Native  and EpiCenter registrants. American Indian and Alaska Native student are given priority. Tuition is waived for American Indian and Alaska Native. Others will be charged $300 per course.

 

For more information and to register for courses, please click here: http://www.npaihb.org/training/narch_training

January 14, 2015

Sapsik’wałá (teacher) Education Project At The University Of Oregon

We are pleased to share with you an exciting opportunity for American Indians and Alaska Natives to pursue their teaching certificate through the Sapsik’wałá (Teacher) Education Project at the University of Oregon. We are currently recruiting prospective applicants (application deadline varies by program) for enrollment during the summer term 2015. We provide support to successfully complete a teacher licensure and Masters of Education program in our College of Education. Qualified applicants who are accepted can receive funding to cover tuition & fees, a monthly stipend, computer, and books, as well as participant in a cohort model of community support and important induction services during the critical early years of their teaching career.

For more information, contact Kelly LaChance, Academic Support Coordinator at kellyl@uoregon.edu or Phone: 541-346-2454. Send mail correspondence to Sapsik’wałá (Teacher) Education Project, 5277 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-5277. Please visit our website at: https://education.uoregon.edu/sapsikwala/ and share our information with students interested in becoming a teacher. Thank you for your support!

Call For Postdoctoral Fellow: Alternative Futurisms

The University of California, Riverside is proud to host a 2015-16 Mellon Foundation-sponsored John E. Sawyer Seminar on the topic of “Alternative Futurisms.”

UCR’s Sawyer Seminar will bring together scholars, writers, and artists to work on the intersections between ethnic identity and futuristic speculation. The main purpose of “Alternative Futurisms” is to create a dialogue about diverse ethnic futures and to explore the power of speculative fiction as a tool for social change. Afrofuturism, Latino futurism, Indigenous futurism, and Asian-American futurism share a similar status of marginalization compared to hegemonic science fiction (sf), which has historically been dominated by white writers and thus has tended to elide questions of ethnic diversity through visions of a color-blind, post-racial future; this hegemonic sf at times rests on colonialist and imperialist ideologies that have been central to the genre’s history. We invite applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellow whose research will be supported by this seminar. The fellowship comes with an annual stipend of $42,000 and health insurance coverage. The Fellowship is open to all scholars, national and international, who meet application terms. International scholars are appointed under a J-1 visa only (Research Scholar status). No exceptions can be made, and the University of California, Riverside reserves the right to cancel awards if the recipient is unable to meet this condition. Applicants should consult the international programs office at *their* current university to confirm eligibility before applying for this fellowship.

Application materials should be sent to Sherryl Vint, Department of English, University of California—Riverside, 900 University Avenue, Riverside, CA 92507, USA (sherryl.vint@ucr.edu). The deadline for applications is March 2, 2015. Fellows will be notified about the status of their application by March 30, 2015 and appointments will commence September 1, 2015, continuing until August 31, 2016. Further information about UCR requirements can be found at http://internationalscholars.ucr.edu/contact.html.

University Of Oregon National & International Distinguished Scholars Programs

For more information, see http://distinguishedscholars.uoregon.edu/.

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