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Opportunities - Page Two

Here you will find opportunity listings for the following categories:

We will update this page if we receive additional opportunities for events, etc. that will occur before our issue publication date.
We receive these announcements from various sources including Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP) and NativeShare

Title: Graduate Horizons: Pre-Graduate School Program
Deadline: February 2, 2009 (priority); February 27, 2009 (2nd round)
Date(s): July 18-21, 2009
Location: University of California, Berkeley
Contact: Christine Suina, Program Coordinator,
Program Director: Dr. Whitney Laughlin,
PO Box 1262, Pena Blanca, NM 87041.
Phone: (505) 401-3854.

The Graduate Horizons Program is a four-day “crash course” for Native American, Native Hawaiian, Alaska Native and First Nations college students, master’s students or alumni to help prepare them for graduate school (master’s, Ph.D. or professional school). Participants will be limited to 90. Faculty, admission officers and deans representing hundreds of graduate disciplines and a host of graduate and professional schools will help you:

• Select programs and careers suitable for you
• Complete winning applications and write memorable personal statements
• Learn what turns an applicant into an admitted student
• Become a test-prep “whiz kid” on the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, & MCAT
• Find your way through the financial aid/scholarship jungle
• Explore special issues for Native students
• Learn graduate school survival tips.

Applications will be accepted on a space-available basis until June 1 (after May 1, please contact us to see if we still have spaces). Complete program cost is $175 (includes tuition, room, meals, all materials and transportation to campus from the Oakland airport). Students are responsible for their own airfare, but substantial funds are available for travel and tuition assistance (each year we award travel assistance to over 70% of our students).

Title: Native American Scholars & Collaborators Projects, San Diego State University Graduate Programs
Deadline: January 15th, 2009
Contact: Native American Scholars & Collaborators Projects
Phone: 619-594-7730
Website (s):

The Native American Scholars and Collaborators Projects support the professional preparation of graduate level students in school counseling and school psychology. Our focus is on helping Native American youth succeed and helping schools understand the strength of Native youth and their cultures and communities.

San Diego State University’s Native Scholars and Collaborators Projects are federally funded grant programs that provide tuition, monthly stipends, book and professional development allowances. Project Scholars must be admitted to one of the graduate programs in the Department of Counseling & School Psychology (CSP):

Title: Columbia University's 12-month MPA Program in Environmental Science and Policy Program

There is still time to apply to Columbia University's 12-month MPA Program in Environmental Science and Policy beginning in May 2009. The last deadline to apply with fellowship consideration is Thursday, January 15, 2009. If you would like to apply without fellowship consideration, you may submit an application until February 15, 2009.

The program is designed by Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and the Earth Institute to train a new uniquely qualified professional able to tackle mounting environmental and sustainable development challenges. Professionals able to address these issues are increasingly in demand across the public and private sectors as we urgently need to manage our resources. To learn more about how the program helped our graduates undertake their new careers please visit this link:

We educate today's environmental leaders for a sustainable future by combining SIPA's hands-on approach to teaching public policy and administration with pioneering thinking about the environment and sustainable development. Workshop courses provide students the opportunity to manage and implement a public earth system and environmental program. In the spring semester, new groups are formed to undertake analytic projects for real-world clients in government and nonprofit agencies such as the EPA, the UN, the NYC Mayor's Office, and the NRDC. These teams, working under the supervision of faculty members, analyze an actual environmental policy or management problem faced by their clients. To view the most recent fall projects, please visit:

If you have any questions about the program or the application please do not hesitate to contact our program coordinator, Audrey Lapiner, via e-mail at ael2130@columbia.eduor by phone at (212) 854-3142. Please let me know if we can assist you in any way during this process, or if you would like to receive additional information. Additional information on our program, as well as admissions and application information, can also be found online at:

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Title: Native American Congressional Internships
Deadline: January 30, 2009

The Native American Congressional Internship Program provide Native Americans and Alaska Natives with an inside view of the federal government. Our ten-week internship in Washington, D.C., places students in Senate and House offices, committees, Cabinet departments and the White House, where they are able to observe government decision-making process first-hand.

In 2009, the Foundation expects to award 12 Internships on the basis of merit to Native Americans and Alaska Natives who:

  • Are college juniors or seniors, recent graduates from tribal or four-year colleges, or graduate or law students.
  • Have demonstrated an interest in fields related to tribal public policy such as tribal governance, tribal law, Native American education, Native American health, Native American justice, natural resource protection, cultural preservation and revitalization, and Native American economic development.
Title: 2009 Summer Student Program, The Jackson Laboratory
Deadline: January 2, 2009
Website: and

The Jackson Laboratory, a research institution in Maine, has an 84-year history of engaging high school and college students in research internships in genetics, bioinformatics, and mouse models of chronic human diseases. Students work on a n independent project under the mentorship of a research scientist and live together in a waterfront mansion surrounded by Acadia National Park.

For more information and applications, please visit the websites above.

Title: NMAI's Museum Training Programs
Deadline(s): February 6, 2009 for Summer Internship.
Contact: Jill Norwood, Training Specialist
Phone: 301-238-1540

The Internship Program provides educational opportunities for students interested in the museum profession and related programming. Interns complete projects using the resources of the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) and other Smithsonian offices. Internships are an opportunity for students to learn about the museum’s collections, exhibitions, and programs, and meet professionals in the museum field.

There are three internship sessions held throughout the year. Each session lasts approximately ten weeks. Projects vary by department. Most projects provide interns with museum practice and program development experience; some projects may be more research oriented. Interns work from twenty to forty hours per week. Some interns choose to find a part-time job to help pay for expenses during their internships.

Students who are eligible are currently enrolled in an academic program, or have completed studies in the past six months, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (with withdrawals and incompletes explained), are generally expected to work a minimum of twenty hours per week.

Title: Summer Research in Climate and Weather, SOARS (Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science)
Deadline: February 1, 2009

SOARS is an undergraduate-to-graduate bridge program for students interested in the atmospheric and related sciences. The program provides up to four years of paid summer research experience, strong mentoring, community support, as well as funding for conferences, and undergraduate and graduate education. SOARS participants spend the summer in Boulder, Colorado, at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and partnering laboratories on projects matched to their interests and skills.

We welcome students from many disciplines, both in the physical and social sciences, who are interested in applying their expertise to understanding the Earth’s Atmosphere and using that understanding to benefit society.

For more information and access the online application, please visit the website.

Title: Summer Student Internship Program
Contact: Matthew Zierenberg
Phone: (928)523-8864

Since 1994, Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) has offered student summer internships for Native American and other college students, funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). This program provides the opportunity for students to gain hands-on skills with EPA or other governmental and tribal environmental offices. Projects will focus on Air Quality issues with a wide range of emphasis areas such as: Community Outreach/Education, Environmental Health, Information Collection/Data Analysis, Environmental Justice, and Youth Environmental Education

As a Summer Student Intern, you will: Assist EPA/Tribal agencies with environmental issues; Acquire ready-to-use skills; Gain actual experience while contributing to a project; Earn $4,000 during the ten week experience.

Title: Morris K. Udall Native American Congressional Internship
Deadline: January 30, 2009
Colin R. Ben, Internship Program Manager
Phone: 520-901-8562
Website (s):

The Morris K. Udall Native American Congressional Internship program is a ten-week summer internship in Washington, DC for Native American and Alaska Native undergraduate, graduate and law students. Students experience an insider’s view of the federal government and learn more about the federal government’s trust relationship with tribes. Students are placed in Congressional offices, committees, or select agencies. The Foundation provides round-trip airfare, housing, per diem, and a $1,200 educational stipend.

Title: Indigenous Peoples Project in Brazil, Cultural Survival
Contact: Jennifer Weston @ 617.441.5400 x15

Cultural Survival seeks an undergraduate or graduate student intern fluent in Portuguese and English, with excellent research and writing skills to assist the Executive Director and publications team with work relating to indigenous peoples in Brazil. Responsibilities will include translation of primary documents, communication with indigenous partners in Brazil, editorial assistance with a forthcoming issue of the Cultural Survival Quarterly magazine focusing on violations of land rights of Brazil's indigenous peoples, and other associated tasks.

This is an unpaid, 16 hour per week position, but work study candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. A great opportunity for students and graduates alike, interns at Cultural Survival will expand their knowledge about indigenous peoples’ rights and community priorities, and gain professional experience in a nonprofit setting.

To Apply: Send a letter of interest detailing your language skills and availability, and a résumé to Please send documents in MS Word or as a PDF document.

Title: Research and Publications Internships
Contact: Jennifer Weston @ 617.441.5400 x15

Cultural Survival is seeking interns willing to commit no less than 16 hours per week in our publications and research department. Interns at Cultural Survival will expand their knowledge about indigenous peoples’ rights and current policy challenges, and gain professional experience in a nonprofit setting.

Research and Publications interns will support existing Cultural Survival programs (Endangered Native American Languages; Guatemala Radio; Ngobe Rights in Panama) while supporting general administration and production of our publications, such as the Quarterly magazine. Interns must have outstanding writing and communication skills. They should be adept internet and journal researchers who pay particular attention to detail, and are able to read extensive amounts of information and present clear and concise summaries. Interns must be independent, self-motivated, and reliable. Interns will work in collaboration with the Publications and Research department and the Executive Director.

This is an unpaid internship; however we encourage applicants to seek grant or work study support through their university. Anthropology, International Relations, Journalism and other relevant majors should also explore course credit options through their degree programs.

Title: Grantmaking and Administrative Internship, First Nations Grantmaking
Contact: Andrea Wieland, Communications Specialist

Grantmaking and Administrative Internship--First Nations Grantmaking provides both financial and technical resources to tribes and Native nonprofit organizations to support asset-based development efforts that fit within the culture and are sustainable. The department offers support through the Eagle Staff Fund (including special initiatives within ESF), as well as other donor-advised and donor-designated funds.

Intern Responsibilities Include: Assist Grants Officer and the Associate Director of Training and Technical Assistance with managing grantee files and information, Help President with correspondence to funders and donors, Organization, filing and data entry of information related to Grantmaking. This internship is a non-paying for credit internship. Please go to our website for more information on this opportunity., or contact Andrea Wieland, Communications Specialist,

Title: Native American Philanthropy Internship, First Nations Development Institute
Location: Longmont, Colorado
Contact: Andrea Wieland, Communications Specialist

Native American Philanthropy Internship--This internship will be working within the Strengthening Native Philanthropy program (SNAP) at First Nations Development Institute located in Longmont, Colorado. This opportunity will introduce the intern to the issues surrounding the development and start up of a Native American Philanthropic organization. As well, how these organizations function within Indian Country. The intern will also have the opportunity to work with a philanthropic organization in its beginning and learn more about setting-up such an organization.

Intern Responsibilities Include--Researching Native Foundations structures nationally—“7871’s” or “501(c)3”, Researching and developing a referral list of lawyers who work with Native non-profits, Organization, filing and data entry of information related to Native Philanthropy Organizations, Basic design and marketing. This internship is a non-paying for credit internship. Please go to our website for more information on this opportunity.

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Title: New England Science Symposium
Deadline: January 7, 2009.
Conference Date(s): Friday, April 3, 2009
Location: The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School
Lise D. Kaye, BSCP Executive Director
Phone: 617-432-0552
Website (s):

The Harvard Medical School Minority Faculty Development Program and the Biomedical Science Careers Program (BSCP) will sponsor the eighth annual New England Science Symposium. The aim of the symposium is to encourage postdoctoral fellows and students, particularly underrepresented minority individuals, involved in biomedical or health-related scientific research, to present their research projects through oral or poster presentations and to exchange ideas to further their career development.

We are asking for postdoctoral fellows; medical, dental, and graduate students; post-baccalaureates; college and community college students involved in biomedical or health-related scientific research who would benefit from presenting their research projects at the symposium.

Title: New England Science Symposium
Deadline: January 7, 2009
Conference Date(s): Friday, April 3, 2009
Contact: Lise D. Kaye, Biomedical Science Careers Program, Office for Diversity and Community Partnership, HMS
Phone: 617-432-0552

The New England Science Symposium promotes careers in biomedical science. The aim of the symposium is to encourage the exchange ideas that can further career development and to expand professional network.

Researchers from all levels of higher education are welcome: postdoctoral fellows; medical, dental, and graduate students; post-baccalaureates; and college and community college students.

Abstracts Submission:
Abstracts should be submitted by postdoctoral fellows; medical, dental, and graduate students; post-baccalaureates; community college students (particularly African-American, Hispanic, and American Indian/ Alaska Native individuals) involved in biomedical or health-related scientific research.

Title: Fifth Annual Southeast Indian Studies Conference
Deadline: January 05, 2009
Conference dates: April 2-3, 2009
Location: University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Pembroke, NC
Contact: Dr. Mary Ann Jacobs, American Indian Studies Department
UNC Pembroke
P.O. Box 1510, Pembroke, NC 28372
Phone: 910-775-4262

Proposals are invited for papers and panels addressing the study of American Indians in the Southeast cultural area. Topics may include academic or creative works on: archaeology, education, history, socio-cultural issues, religion, literature, oral traditions, art, identity, sovereignty, health and other matters. Creative works may include any written, visual, musical, video, digital or other creative production that connects to Southeast Indian peoples’ experiences, histories or concerns. Proposals are welcome from all persons working in the field. Only complete proposals will receive full consideration. Individuals may submit only one proposal.

Proposals are to be submitted electronically or by mail by January 05, 2009. Send to or Alesia Cummings at American Indian Studies, PO Box 1510 Pembroke, NC 28372. Proposals will not be accepted after this date.

Title: 5TH International Conference on Indigenous Education: Pacific Nations
Deadline: January 31, 2009
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Conference Date(s): May 27-29, 2009

You are invited to submit an abstract for the 5TH International Conference on Indigenous Education: Pacific Nations. This conference will draw together scholars from the Pacific Nations to present academic papers, poster or cultural displays on issues in Indigenous education. Fifteen minutes will be allocated for each presentation. Sessions will run from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for each of the three days of the conference. Please submit registration form with title and abstract in Word, Times New Roman 11 font (English) via email by January 31, 2008. Submit your abstract early as there will be a limit placed on the number of paper presentations. For those who wish to have their papers published in the conference proceedings, full text of papers to be submitted as above by April 1, 2009.

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Title: 1st Annual “Power Shift to Navajo Green Jobs” Youth Summit, Black Mesa Water Coalition
Conference date(s): January 17th – 19th, 2009
Location: Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock, Arizona
Contact: Black Mesa Water Coalition
Phone: 928.213.5909
Fax: 928.213.5905
Email: or

The Summit will consist of a day of workshops, an alternative career fair, a day of organizing, and lastly, a march to the Winter Session of the Navajo Nation Council to promote Green Jobs. This youth summit is greatly needed, because the Navajo Nation has yet to fully incorporate sustainable living into our everyday lives.

Title: Power Shift 2009, Energy Action Coalition
BMWC is a member organization
Date (s): Conference Date(s): February 27th – March 2nd, 2009
Location: Washington, D.C.

This is a national youth conference focusing on climate change and the newly elected administration.

Title: World Indigenous Peoples' Conference on Education, WIPCE 2008
Conference Date(s): December 7-11, 2008
Location: Melbourne, Australia

“Indigenous Education in the 21st Century: Respecting Tradition, Shaping the Future”

The World Indigenous Peoples Conference: Education (WIPC:E) is a triennial conference of international significance that attracts peoples from around the globe to celebrate and share diverse cultures, traditions and knowledge with a focus on world Indigenous education. The purpose of WIPC:E is to provide a forum to come together, share and learn and promote best practice in Indigenous education policies, programs and practice.

To be held on the traditional lands of the Kulin Nation, Melbourne, Australia from 7th - 11th December 2008, WIPC:E 2008 will be a celebration of our diverse cultures, traditions and knowledge. It will provide us with the opportunity to showcase our efforts to provide educational experiences suitable to our individual and unique communities and will be a time to rejoice in our strengths and capacity to uphold our traditions and knowledge systems. It will also be a chance to consider how we, as Indigenous people, would like to see education shaped into the future to meet our needs. It is Australia's Indigenous peoples' vision that WIPC:E 2008 will be solidly embedded in community knowledge.

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The University of Minnesota Office for Equity and Diversity would like to share two scholarship opportunities for historically underrepresented students. Recipients of both scholarships are amongst our top students and they go on to do wonderful things. Please disseminate this information to your students and community contacts.

For Minnesota graduates who plan to attend the University of Minnesota:
The Puckett Scholars Program is open to all Minnesota high school graduates who have been admitted to the University of Minnesota. The scholarship award is $4,000 for the first year, renewable annually for up to four years. A 2009-10 application form is attached; feel free to duplicate this material. For more information about the scholarship, visit

For graduates who plan to attend any accredited 4-year college/university: The Jackie Robinson Scholarship provides $7,500 annually to historically underrepresented high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice. These scholarships are administered in partnership with the Jackie Robinson Foundation's Education and Leadership Development Program. For more information and to apply online, please visit

Notes on application processes:

  • Both scholarship applications are due on March 31, 2009.
  • Completed Jackie Robinson Scholarship applications should be submitted directly to the Jackie Robinson Foundation.
  • Completed Puckett Scholars Program applications should be sent to: Office for Equity and Diversity, Attn: Puckett Selection Committee, 432 Morrill Hall, 100 Church St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 5545

12th Annual Patty Iron Cloud National Native American Youth Initiative

The Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) is now accepting applications for the 12th Annual Patty Iron Cloud National Native American Youth Initiative which will be held in Washington D.C., June 20 - 28, 2009. American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) high school students, ages 16- 18, who have an interest in the health careers and/or biomedical research are encouraged to apply. The NNAYI scholarship pays for travel, lodging, and most meals during the program. NNAYI's curriculum is strategically designed to prepare students for admission to college and professional schools, as well as for careers in health and biomedical research.

To accompany the students, AAIP is accepting applications for counselors, age 21 and older, to serve as role models and chaperones to a select group of five high school students. AI/AN medical and health professional students are encouraged to apply. AAIP will cover travel, lodging, meals, as well as provide a stipend upon completion of the program. Counselors will be expected to arrive in Washington D.C. 1-2 days prior to program dates.

Feel free to share this information with other interested parties. Deadline for student application is April 17, 2009 and for counselor application is March 6, 2009. For more information and to access the on-line application, visit the NNAYI website:

AAIP Mission "To pursue excellence in Native American health care by promoting education in the medical disciplines, honoring traditional healing practices and restoring the balance of mind, body, and spirit"

Title: NMAI Indigenous Contemporary Arts Program
Deadline: Various (see below)
Website(s): and

The National Museum of the American Indian's Indigenous Contemporary Arts
Program offers support to a wide range of arts activities with the goal of increasing the knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of contemporary Native American arts. The NMAI considers the recognition of living artists of the Western Hemisphere and Hawaii to be of primary importance and will give awards to projects that strengthen the scholarship in this underserved field and create opportunities for new and innovative work.

Applications are accepted in three areas:

Title: Exhibitions and Publications- Deadline: January 15, 2009.
Awards to support exhibitions, installations, publications, and critical writing that interpret or present the work of contemporary Native visual artists to the public and encourage dialogue and critical commentary. At least one-half of the proposed project team (artists, authors, curators, etc.) must be Native American or Native Hawaiian.

Title: Expressive Arts- Deadline: January 15, 2009
Awards will specifically support the creation of new works for public performance that may include, but is not limited to, music, dance, spoken word, electronic media, costume design, mask-making, set design, performance art, photography, painting, and other forms of expressive culture.

Title: Artist Leadership and Emerging Artist Programs- Deadline: April 6, 2009
The Artist Leadership Program enables indigenous artists to research, document, network, and develop life skills to enhance artistic growth and strengthen career development. This two-part program includes a visit to Washington, D.C., to conduct research and to receive professional training services, as well as an artist-facilitated community project to share the knowledge learned from the visit.

Title: The Morris K. Udall Scholarship
Deadline: March 3, 2009
Website (s):

The Morris K. Udall Scholarship program awards eighty $5,000 merit-based scholarships for college sophomores and juniors seeking a career in tribal health, tribal public policy or the environment. Scholarship recipients participate in a five-day Orientation in Tucson, AZ, to learn more about he tribal and environmental issues through discussions with experts, their peers, and members of the Udall family. Applications must be submitted through a Udall Faculty Representative at the student’s college or university. More information about Faculty Representatives can be found on the Udall website.
Title: The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) Travel Scholarships
Deadline: TBA

The society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) will honor the memory of Dr. Beatrice Medicine with an annual student travel scholarship. The scholarship will provide financial support for two students (graduate or undergraduate) to attend the annual meeting of the Society. Two awards ($500 each) will be made to attend the 69th Annual Meeting of the SfAA in Santa Fe, New Mexico March 17-21, 2009.

Application forms and additional information regarding the Bea Medicine Travel Awards will be available in late September. Please contact the Offices of the Society for additional information.
Now is the time to encourage a high potential pre-med freshman or sophomore to participate in this unique, free, paid, three-year program.

An Amazing Journey for Pre-Meds

The mission of Minnesota's Future Doctors is to recruit and prepare highly qualified, minority, immigrant, rural, first-in-the-family to attend college, and economically disadvantaged college freshman and sophomores for medical school in Minnesota.

Minnesotans, who are studying at community colleges, state universities, the U of M campuses, private colleges, and campuses outside of Minnesota are encouraged to view our program information at the unofficial student-managed web site

Three Free, Paid Summers

Minnesota's Future Doctors develops the skills of selected scholars over three years. Minnesota's Future Doctors includes three paid summer
internships filled with academic enrichment, shadowing physicians, understanding health care in underserved communities, volunteering, and preparing for medical school. The program is supported by the University of Minnesota Medical Schools, with campuses in Duluth and Minneapolis, and the Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota.

Summer I: Six Weeks, Summer 2009

Location: University of Minnesota campus, Minneapolis

* Shadowing physicians
* Medical case studies
* Biology & chemistry courses
* Community volunteering
* Meals with med students
* Electronic portfolio development
* $1,650 in pay & free room/board

Summer II: Three Weeks, Summer 2010

Location: Mayo Medical School, Rochester

* Medical College Admissions Test discussions
* Shadowing physicians
* Professionalism training/events
* World-class speakers
* Volunteering within Mayo Clinic, hospitals
* Advanced use of electronic portfolio
* Pay & free room/board

Summer III: Seven Weeks, Summer 2011

Location: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

* Med School Application development/editing
* Medical College Admissions Test Prep
* Mock med school interviews
* $1,650 in pay & free room/board

Next Steps for Interested Students:

1. Go to
2. Click on Elk Cohort to learn more.
3. Email your questions to Dame - a Future Doc scholar at
4. Start working on your application and gather materials in December 2008.
5. Submit your application and reference online by February 1, 2009.
6. A team of 70 doctors, Future Doc scholars and med students will make selections and notify students by March 5, 2009.

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Title: Post-Doctoral positions in Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Deadline: Open until filled.
Contact: Linda Schreier, SIPID-GE Program Administrator, Washington University School of Medicine, Division of Biostatistics
Phone: 314-362-1565

The Division of Biostatistics at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine seeks candidates for multiple post-doctoral positions in genetic epidemiology who will be involved in the development and application of novel statistical methods for analysis of data from family/genetic studies with an emphasis on substantive applied orientation in cardiovascular disease (CVD) and CVD risk factors. Background in one or more areas among biostatistics, statistical genetics, genetic epidemiology, and bioinformatics is highly desirable. Candidates with research interests in the development of novel analytic methods in genetic epidemiology are particularly encouraged to apply.

Washington University School of Medicine is among the world’s premier biomedical research institutions. It is home for several large scale centers at the forefront of research in their chosen fields, including nationally funded Centers in the areas of genome sequencing, cancer, and Alzheimer Disease.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply with a statement of research interests, CV, and two letters of recommendation to: Dr. D. C. Rao, Division of Biostatistics, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 South Euclid, Campus Box 8067, St.
Louis, MO 63110-1093 or email
Title: Practical Nursing Instructor (50%, LTE), Northeast WI Tech College
Deadline: December 17, 2008 (internal applicant). Open until filled.
Location: Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Human Resources, 2740 West Mason Street, Green Bay, WI 54307-9042.
E-mail address:


A Master’s Degree in Nursing OR a BSN enrolled in and actively pursuing completion of MSN.

Applicant must have two years of directly related and recent successful occupational experience; medical/surgical, long term care, and/or clinic work experience desired.

Expertise in skills related to a basic nursing curriculum, along with recent teaching experience preferably in a Practical Nursing program desired.

Ability to develop and foster positive working relationships within various clinical agencies used by the nursing program to meet student clinical requirements.

Must meet requirements of appropriate accrediting agencies, have or be able to obtain Wisconsin licensure and be certifiable for a Practical Nursing faculty position by both the Wisconsin Technical College Board and the Wisconsin Board of Nursing.

Salary: Based on a 180-day, half-time obligation, minimum starting salary is $23,479 for a Bachelor’s degree and minimum experience. Maximum salary is $35,176 for a Doctorate’s degree and appropriate experience.
Title: Pre-Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award in American Indian Studies, Michigan State University
Deadline: February 1, 2009
Contact: Megan McCullen, Graduate Assistant, American Indian Studies
PhD Candidate in Anthropology, American Indian Studies Program
Phone: (517)432-2193
Website(s): and

The American Indian Studies Program at Michigan State University invites applications for the 2009-2010 Pre-Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award in American Indian Studies. The fellowship award provides office space, access to Michigan State University's outstanding library and computing facilities and to the faculty involved in the American Indian Studies Program, benefits for the year, and a substantial stipend.

Applicants must be finished with all doctoral work but the dissertation, actively working in American Indian Studies, and committed to a career in Native Studies. It is expected that the Fellow will complete the dissertation during the award year. Applicants may be pursuing the Ph.D. degree in any discipline or area offered at Michigan State University.

Title: 2009-10 Postdoctoral/Visiting Scholar Fellowship in American Indian Studies, UCLA
Deadline: January 16, 2009
Contact: Institute of American Cultures Coordinator (General Information)
Phone: 310.825.1233

The UCLA Institute of American Cultures, in cooperation with UCLA's four Ethnic Studies Research Centers (American Indian Studies Center, Asian American Studies Center, Bunche Center for African American Studies Center, and the Chicano Studies Research Center), offers fellowships to postdoctoral/visiting scholars to support research on African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, and Chicanas/os. Each Center awards one postdoctoral/visiting scholar fellowship for the academic year in a national competition.

The fellowship includes a stipend (which can be used as a sabbatical supplement) that ranges from $32,000 to $35,000 (contingent upon rank, experience, and date of completion of the Ph.D), up to $4,000 in research support, and health benefits. If applicable, the stipend is paid in the form of a reimbursement to the Fellow's home institution. Appointments are for a 9-month period beginning on October 1, 2009.

Eligibility: Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States and hold a Ph.D. from an accredited college/university (or, in the case of the arts, a terminal degree) in the appropriate field at the time of appointment.

Title: Summer Institute Program to Increase Diversity (SIPID), Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Deadline: April 1, 2009
Contact: Linda Schreier, SIPID-GE Program Administrator
Phone: 314-362-1565
Website(s): and

The Summer Institute Program to Increase Diversity (SIPID) is an all-expense-paid research opportunity sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). This mentored research program will address the difficulties experienced by junior investigators in establishing independent research programs and negotiating through the academic ranks.

The all-expense-paid program brings participants to the University for 3-week sessions during two consecutive summers, with a short mid-year visit. The SIPID program provides mentor-mentee partnerships with matching based on common research interests. The mentors will be experienced in research and grant writing and will offer long-term collaborations. The didactic curriculums involve faculty and mentors from multiple disciplines with various levels of hands-on training. Special emphasis is placed on developing grantsmanship skills, with mentors assisting mentees one-on-one to develop specific research projects and improve long-term fundability. NHLBI scientific program staff will provide a grants workshop to assist mentees with project focus and to identify viable funding sources to promote a sustainable independent research program for career advancement.

Title: 2009 Smithsonian Fellowships
Deadline: January 15, 2009
Contact: Office of Fellowships, Smithsonian Institution
Phone: 202-633-7070

Title: Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program:
1) Senior Fellowships (for scholars more than seven years beyond the Ph.D.)
2) Postdoctoral Fellowships (for scholars up to seven years beyond the Ph.D.)
3) Pre-doctoral Fellowships (for doctoral candidates to conduct dissertation research)
4) Ten-week Graduate Student Fellowships (for graduate students to conduct independent research before having been advanced to candidacy in a Ph.D. program)

Title: Fellowships in Neuroscience, APA/DPN
Deadline: January 15, 2009
Phone: 202.336.6127

The Diversity Program in Neuroscience offers the following fellowships in neuroscience:

I: Diversity Program in Neuroscience Predoctoral Fellowship
II: Diversity Program in Neuroscience Postdoctoral Fellowship

Our mission is also consistent with the mission of NIH, which includes, but is not limited to, the elimination of health disparities in the U.S. Our program provides financial support, professional development activities, and professional guidance to students pursuing doctoral degrees in neuroscience and whose ultimate career goal is to become independent research scientists.

Title: Fellowship: Summer Scholar Program, School for Advanced Research
Deadline: December 15, 2008
Contact: Director of Scholar Programs
School for Advanced Research
Post Office Box 2188
Santa Fe, NM 87504-2188
Phone: 505-954-7201

Fellowships are available for approximately six scholars in anthropology and related disciplines to pursue research or writing projects during the two-month tenure, from June 15-August 10, 2009. Scholars whose projects relate to the history or anthropology are especially encouraged to apply. Scholars are provided with a small stipend, free housing and office space, an allowance account, and other benefits.

Title: Endocrinology Fellowship Opportunity
Contact: Carla Deal, Fellowship Coordinator
Phone: (405) 271-3613
Email at

The Oklahoma City Area Indian Health Service in conjunction with the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC), Section of Endocrinology & Diabetes and the Harold Hamm Oklahoma Diabetes Center is actively requesting candidates to apply for a 2-year Endocrinology fellowship program. Please go to the website for more details.

Interested applicants must hold U.S. Citizenship. American Indians are strongly encouraged to apply. Upon completion of the fellowship training, a 2-year payback will take place at the Oklahoma City Area Indian Health Service in the role of Area Consultant for Endocrinology.

Title: IARC Native Artist Fellowships
Deadline: January 15, 2009.
Contact: Elysia Poon
Phone: (505)954-7279.

The Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) in Santa Fe, New Mexico seeks Native and First Nations artists to apply for its upcoming fellowships.

The IARC fellowships were established to support Native American and First Nations artists at the Indian Arts Research Center at the School of Advanced Research in any medium. The fellowships include: a $3,000 per month stipend, housing, a studio, as well as travel and material allowances.

1): Ronald and Susan Dubin Fellowship (June 15-August 15)

2): Rollin and Mary Ella King Fellowship (September 1-December 1.)

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RGK Foundation
Deadline: Rolling

The RGK Foundation funds a range of programs in such areas as education, community and health. The medicine/health grant program will support programs that promote the health and well-being of children, access to health services and foundation-initiated programs. Education funding will be given to programs that focus on integrating technology into K-12 education.

The foundation will support community programs that improve children and family services, early childhood development and parenting education. Grants range from several thousand to $150,000. While the foundation occasionally awards grants for over $25,000, the average grant is under $25,000. Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations such as hospitals, educational institutions and governmental institutions with 501(c)(3) status. All applicants first must submit a letter of inquiry completed online to be considered for funding.

Although the deadlines are rolling, the grants committee next meets on March 6.

Info: or 512/474-9298

2009 Champions for Healthy Kids Grant Program
Deadline: January 15, 2009

The General Mills Foundation, in partnership with the American Dietetic Association Foundation and the President's Council on Physical Fitness, developed the Champions for Healthy Kids grant program in 2002. Each year since inception, the General Mills Foundation awards 50 grants of $10,000 each to community-based groups that develop creative ways to help youth adopt a balanced diet and physically active lifestyle.

More information is available at:

Title: Digging Veritas: The Archaeology and History of the Indian College and Student Life at Colonial Harvard
Exhibit Dates: November 10, 2008 to January 2010
Location: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, Harvard Square
Phone: 617-495-1027

The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology presents a new exhibition on the archaeology of Harvard Yard entitled Digging Veritas: The Archaeology and History of the Indian College and Student Life at Colonial Harvard.

Through archaeological finds from Harvard Yard, historic maps, and more, the exhibition reveals how students lived at Colonial Harvard, and the role of the Indian College in Harvard’s early years.

Student archaeologists unearthed evidence of colonial Harvard as a landscape shaped by social and religious tensions—tensions that affected everything from Native American and English settler relationships to the everyday routines of student life. As the students searched for meaning in the material remains of Harvard students of the past, three themes emerged: literacy and the Indian College; rule (breaking) and religion; and negotiations of social status. Who knew small fragments buried below ground could reveal so much?

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