2019-2020 Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Opportunities

The American Philosophical Society invites applications for predoctoral, postdoctoral, and short-term research fellowships and internships from scholars at all stages of their careers, especially Native American scholars in training, tribal college and university faculty members, and other scholars working closely with Native communities on projects in Native American and Indigenous Studies and related fields and disciplines. These funding opportunities are supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI). Fellows and interns will be associated with the APS’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR), which promotes greater collaboration among scholars, archives, and Indigenous communities.

Predoctoral Fellowship (deadline February 1, 2019)

This 12-month residential fellowship is intended for an advanced Ph.D. student working toward completion of the dissertation. A stipend of $25,000 (plus benefits) will be awarded to the successful applicant, who will have desk space at the APS Library. In addition, the predoctoral fellow will receive $5,000 in funding to support outside research, fieldwork, and/or travel. Further information about the fellowship and application process can be found at https://apply.interfolio.com/56007.

Postdoctoral Fellowship (deadline February 1, 2019)

This 12-month residential fellowship is intended for a recent Ph.D., professor at any level seeking sabbatical support for a research project, or an independent scholar working closely with an Indigenous community on a project. A stipend that includes the option for health benefits will be awarded to the successful applicant, who will have desk space at the APS Library. The stipend will be in the $45-60K range (depending on benefits). In addition, the postdoctoral fellow will receive $5,000 in funding to support outside research, fieldwork, and/or travel. Further information about the fellowship and application process can be found at

https://apply.interfolio.com/55932.

Short-term Digital Knowledge Sharing Fellowship (deadline March 1, 2019)

These fellowships are open to scholars working on Native American and Indigenous topics who need to do archival research at the APS Library or elsewhere in order to complete their projects. Preference will be given to those who are working closely with Native communities and who plan to share their research with Native communities. The stipend is $3,000 plus the costs associated with visiting the APS for the summer 2019 DKS workshop. Further information about the fellowship and application process can be found at https://apply.interfolio.com/56341.

Undergraduate Summer Internship (deadline February 15, 2019)

These paid 8-week internships provide three talented undergraduates with the opportunity to conduct research, to explore career possibilities in archives and special collections, and to learn about advanced training in Native American and Indigenous Studies and related fields. The internship will take place from mid-June to mid-August 2019. During this time students will work at the APS Library and may have the opportunity to travel to Native communities to share their work. The stipend is between $3000 and $3500 (depending on housing costs), plus a travel allowance. Further information about the internship and application process can be found at https://apply.interfolio.com/56020.

About the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR)

CNAIR focuses on helping Indigenous communities and scholars to discover and utilize the APS collection in innovative ways. The Collections comprise a vast archive of documentary sources (including manuscript materials, audio recordings, and images) related to over 650 indigenous cultures, predominantly from the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The Indigenous Subject Guide may be accessed through the CNAIR webpage: http://www.amphilsoc.org/CNAIR

Questions about NASI fellowships should be directed to libfellows or 215-440-3400

NASI_2019-2020.pdf
NASI_Internship.pdf

Empowering 2019 Arctic Indigenous Scholars and Making Connections is now accepting applications until Monday, January 10, 2019 by 5 PM. For further details, please see attached PDF or contact Lisa Sheffield Guy at lisa@arcus.org or by telephone 907-474-1600.

To empower Indigenous scholars and provide a key opportunity for officials at U.S. government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and other groups working on Arctic issues to learn and integrate information/perspectives from multiple Arctic knowledge systems, ARCUS and ICC Alaska invite applications from and/or nominations of leading Arctic Indigenous scholars to travel to Washington D.C. Four scholars will be selected to participate in 2019 and travel expenses and per diem will be provided. While the selected Arctic Indigenous Scholars are in D.C., ARCUS and ICC-Alaska will facilitate meetings with officials at relevant agencies and organizations, where scholars will be able to share their interests, learn of available resources, build toward collaborative relationships, and provide on-the-ground perspectives to key decision-makers. Indigenous Scholars will also provide an open seminar/webinar to Arctic policy-makers and others interested in the Arctic. The Smithsonian Center for Arctic Studies will also host the scholars for a full day, with opportunities for scholars to present their issues, meet staff, and tour collections. Applications due Monday, 10 January 2019 by 5:00pm AKST.

https://www.arcus.org/indigenous-scholars

2019_call_for_indigenous_scholars_application_packet.pdf

GVEA awards eight (8) scholarships each year. The first seven are awarded each spring, and the eighth is awarded in August.

The following information details the four different categories of scholarships GVEA offers. (See the list of the most-current scholarship recipients below.)

  • Academic Degree Scholarship ($15,000) … 1 Scholarship Awarded (each spring)

This is a four-year scholarship and is only awarded to one student each year. Applicant must be a graduating senior from a high school, correspondence study or distance education program within GVEA’s service area. Applicant must be pursuing a four-year bachelor’s degree at any University of Alaska campus and have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.5.

  • Academic Scholarship ($2,500) … 3 Scholarships Awarded (each spring)

This is a nonrenewable scholarship awarded to three students per year. Applicant must be a graduating senior from a high school, correspondence study or distance education program within GVEA’s service area. Minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 required.  Applicant must be pursuing a four-year bachelor’s degree at an accredited school.

  • Continuing Education Scholarship ($2,000) … 3 Scholarships Awarded (each spring)

This is a nonrenewable scholarship awarded to three students per year. Current year graduating high school seniors are not eligible for this scholarship. Applicant must be enrolled or accepted as a part-time (at least 6 credit hours per semester or 4 hours per quarter) or full-time student at an accredited school in a program leading toward a bachelor’s or master’s degree. Applicant must have completed 12 or more credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

  • Career & Technical Education Scholarship ($2,500) … 1 Scholarship Awarded (each August)

This is a nonrenewable scholarship awarded to one student per year. Applicant must be enrolled or accepted as a part-time (at least 6 credit hours per semester or 4 hours per quarter) or full-time student at an accredited school in a program leading towards a recognized license, certificate or an Associate degree (2 years or less). Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at the most recent education institution attended (high school or post-secondary).

Click HERE for more information or to apply!

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Doyon Foundation continues to seek applicants for our scholarship program manager position. If you have strong organizational skills, love working with people, and want to play a hands-on role in helping students achieve their dreams, this could be the perfect fit for you. View the job description for details, and share with anyone you know who may be qualified and interested!

This very important position is responsible for the development and management of our scholarship programs and other selected projects. The scholarship program manager also assists with outreach and Alaska Native education issues supported by the Foundation’s mission.

This full-time position is based in Fairbanks at the Foundation office.

Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in education, business, organizational or nonprofit management or other appropriate area of study, or four years of work-related experience.

Please view the job description for more information on essential functions, requirements, qualifications, working environment, physical demands, and preference statement.

Interested applicants should create a Talent Bank profile and complete the online job application on the Doyon, Limited website.

GT STACKED_0There’s Black Friday. There’s Cyber Monday. Then there’s #GivingTuesday … the kick-off of giving season (our favorite time of year!). 
#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement, and we encourage you to get involved! EVERYONE has something to give, whether it be time or expertise, donations large or small, simple acts of kindness, food or clothing.
If students and language revitalization are close to your heart, we welcome your gift to Doyon Foundation. Thank you and happy giving!

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THE STUDENT DINNER, SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, IN ANCHORAGE, HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO THE EARTHQUAKE. OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH EVERYONE AFFECTED BY THE QUAKE. 

Join Doyon Foundation for a student dinner in Anchorage on Saturday, December 1! The evening begins at 5 p.m. in Room 106 at the Gorsuch Commons at the University of Alaska Anchorage. If you please to attend, please RSVP here.

We’ll have delicious food as well as a holiday-themed beadwork craft activity and door prizes!

All Doyon Foundation students, alumni, family, friends and other supporters are welcome to attend this free event. RSVP here.

Are you a Foundation alumni? If so, please consider bringing a door prize donation or a dish to share. Let us know what you can bring when you RSVP.

A special thank you to Foundation alumni for organizing this special event for our Anchorage-area students. We look forward to seeing you!

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Doyon Foundation family to yours. We wish you a safe and happy holiday!