The Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR) is excited to announce its undergraduate student research fellowship awards in 2018-2019. As the university’s and Chicago’s intellectual hub for research with and about Native Americans and for Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) research, CNAIR supports undergraduate, graduate, and faculty fellows. The Center’s graduate student fellowship program seeks to generate and support research that is responsive to and engaged with Native communities and organizations, NAIS research, and historical and contemporary issues. Research fellows will have the opportunity to receive mentoring in NAIS methodologies under the supervision of a CNAIR affiliate. We welcome applications from Northwestern undergraduate students in all disciplines, including the humanities, social sciences, science and engineering, business, law, and medicine.
ABOUT THE research opportunities
- Funding for a one-quarter long project, to support independent research )like an honors thesis or URG project) or faculty-directed research
- Select a faculty mentor and meet regularly throughout the fellowship term to discuss your research project
- Attend CNAIR-sponsored talks and events
- Present your research at an undergraduate research symposium
Fellowships include a $1000 stipend for one quarter and may also be used in conjunction with an undergraduate research position.
Fellowships are awarded on a rolling deadline. Funds may be applied to in fall, winter, or spring quarters. Students seeking summer support should apply for both a summer undergraduate research grant (SURG) through the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) and CNAIR funds, which may be used for travel. Applicants must be enrolled as a Northwestern undergraduate student.
Applications are now open. Please submit the following documents as one PDF file to Jennifer Michals (firstname.lastname@example.org):
- A 1-page (single spaced) description of your proposed research, including a personal statement explaining how your research would benefit from and contribute to the Center and its mission to advance scholarship, teaching, learning, and artistic or cultural practices related to Native American and Indigenous communities, priorities, histories, and lifeways.
- A resume or C.V.
- A copy of your NU transcripts
- A letter of recommendation from a faculty mentor should be sent directly from the faculty member to email@example.com
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