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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: Call for Proposals-- Public Acts, Public Arts: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Ethnic Studies
Proposal Due Date: March 8, 2010
Conference Date: Friday, April 9, 2010
Location: Harvard University

Hosted by the Committee on Ethnic Studies, Harvard University

The founding assumption of ethnic studies was that there was a disconnection between the interests of the academy and the concerns of the public. In recent years, in anniversary celebrations for pioneering ethnic studies programs and books like Mark Chiang’s Cultural Capital of Asian American Studies, there has been a call to reengage and reexamine this unfortunate distance.

The Committee on Ethnic Studies invites papers for its annual spring conference that consider and/or embody, celebrate and/or critique the varied “practices” and “publics” that comprise ethnic studies. Our keynote address will be delivered by Professor Robert Warrior, director of the American Indian Studies program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and president of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association. We seek presentations from graduate students, community activists, artists, and scholars of approximately 20 minutes. We encourage a broad, expansive interpretation of our conference theme, “Public Acts, Public Arts.” Possible presentation topics include (but are not limited to): new approaches to identity and community; migration, displacement and diaspora; globalization studies and ethnic studies; the “post-racial” and Obama; popular culture and performance studies; museum and material culture studies; and studies on “practice” and public culture.

Please submit a proposal of no more than 300 words by March 8, 2010. Please include your name and affiliation.

Title: Harvard Business School - 2010 Summer Venture in Management Program
Deadline: May 17, 2010, 5pm EST
Program Dates: June 19-25, 2010
Application Website:
General Website:

The Summer Venture in Management Program (SVMP) is a week of HBS instruction that exposes high-potential college students in the summer between their junior and senior year to the HBS MBA experience and the variety of opportunities a degree in management can afford. Participants from diverse backgrounds spend the week on campus living the MBA student experience - attending classes, analyzing case studies, and debating management issues with peers and faculty.

This unique educational experience, in combination with a summer internship at a sponsoring company or organization, gives participants a broader understanding of the challenges business leaders face, the innumerable opportunities that exist in management, and the impact they can have on their community and the world through leadership.

Consistent with the objective of promoting educational diversity and opportunity in business leadership, criteria considered among others, are whether the applicant is:

  • the first family member to attend college;
  • a member of a group that is currently underrepresented in business schools and corporate America (e.g. African-American, Latino, Native American, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender);
  • from a family with little business education or experience;
  • from a school whose graduates are sometimes underrepresented (e.g. attends a community college as part of a four-year degree or attends a predominately minority college).
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The Washington Semester American Indian Program – Washington Internship for Native Students (WINS)

Dear American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian Student!
If you miss the priority deadline, you are still invited to explore a unique opportunity this coming summer. The Washington Semester American Indian Program – Washington Internship for Native Students (WINS) allows you to live in Washington, D.C., gain professional work experience through an internship, and earn credits toward your degree while at American University.

WINS offers Native students a competitive all expense paid scholarship-grant provided by American University and the internship sponsor. As a participant, you:

  • Intern in a federal agency or professional organization.
  • Earn academic credits toward your degree through courses taught by American University professors. The summer offers a course with a focus on Indian policy in various fields and an academic component to enhance your internship experience.
  • Live with other Native students at American University’s Tenley Campus in a beautiful, safe neighborhood in upper Northwest D.C.
  • Receive transportation to and from Washington, D.C. as well as a modest stipend.
  • Enjoy social and cultural activities on American University’s campus and in surrounding areas.

WINS operates under the direction of professional staff at American University along with the advice and counsel of an advisory board composed of several American Indian professionals throughout Indian Country and Washington’s metropolitan area.

We are looking for motivated people who have the heart and spirit to support American Indians, Alaskan Natives and Native Hawaiians! WINS will challenge your mind and change your life. If you have any questions and to view a list of criteria for the application, please visit our website at or contact our office at or (202) 895-5943.

You can apply on-line at

We look forward to seeing you here for the summer, fall or spring session!!!

Title: Indian Land Tenure Foundation (ILTF) Full Time Internship Positions (Summer 2010)
Deadline: March 22, 2010
Contact: Patricia Chase, Office Manager,

The internships are full-time positions over the course of 10 – 12 weeks (400 hours). Beginning and ending dates are negotiable. Salary will be $15.00 per hour with potential additional funds for living and relocation expenses. ILTF’s mission is to ensure that "land within the original boundaries of every reservation and other areas of high significance where tribes retain aboriginal interest are in Indian ownership and management." Potential focus areas for interns this summer are:

  • Conduct research on historic and current land-related data across a wide spectrum of geography and scale, including national and specific locales.
  • Assist ILTF staff in review of internal data regarding grantee projects and outcomes to inform future planning and development.
  • Research on local laws, regulations and practices at the tribal, federal, state and county levels to identify significant issues for ILTF’s future work.

Title: PEM Native American Residential Internship Program
Deadline: March 12, 2010
Contact: Rosario Ubiera-Minaya, Program Director, Museum Action Corps (MAC) Internship Program
Phone: 978-745-9500, ext. 3217

The Native American Residential Internship program at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem, Mass., offers paid internship opportunities for Native American, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native students and early-career, in-service cultural professionals. It provides participants with a comprehensive perspective on the theory and practice of museums aimed at helping to develop skills in cultural object stewardship and museum practices. It will offer individuals the opportunity to gain expertise and will prepare them for employment positions in the museum field and/or the cultural, nonprofit sector.

Native students with an interest in museum practices will be recruited nationally to undertake an 11-week paid summer internship at PEM. Participants will gain practical experience in areas of museum studies including: curatorial, exhibition planning and design, collections preparation and management, marketing and media communications, education programming and interpretation, museum administration, and related disciplines. The program covers lodging and travel expenses and pays an hourly stipend. These internships are also available for college credit (with an official request).

Title: Internships, The School for Advanced Research, Indian Arts Research Center (IARC)
Deadline: March 30, 2010
Phone: 505-954-7205

The School for Advanced Research, Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) offers two nine-month internships to Native individuals who are recent graduates, current graduate students, or junior museum professionals interested in furthering their collections management experience and enhancing their intellectual capacity for contributing to the expanding field and discourse of museum studies. The internships include a $2,200 monthly stipend, housing, book allowance, travel to one professional conference, and reimbursable travel to and from SAR.

Established in 1978, the IARC houses a collection of over 12,000 items of Native art of the Southwest. The collection, which was originally established by the Pueblo Pottery Fund in 1922 (later evolving into the Indian Arts Fund), includes pottery, jewelry, textiles, works on paper and canvas, basketry, wood carvings, and drums. IARC also holds a small collection of archival photographs, documents, and film. The goal of IARC is to bridge the divide between art/creativity and research/scholarship by supporting initiatives and projects that illuminate the intersections of the social sciences, humanities, and arts. IARC supports research and scholarship in Native studies, art history, and creative expression. IARC accomplishes this by providing opportunities for artists to engage in uninterrupted creativity through artist fellowships; fostering dialogue among artists, researchers, scholars, and community members through special seminars and programs; nurturing future arts and museums professionals through experiential training; and promoting study and exploration of the IARC collection of Native arts. The interns will devote their time to working on IARC programs, directed research and writing activities, and collections management and registration. In addition to daily duties specific requirements include presenting a research paper at the SAR Colloquium Series; attending a national conference; assisting in the coordination and facilitation of one IARC seminar or symposium; providing tours of the IARC collection; and working on outreach initiatives to Native communities. If selected for an internship, the intern must agree to participate in interviews, photo sessions, video recordings, and exit interviews to document the intern’s experience. The internship period is September 1–May 31, 2010.

Title: Tribal Energy Student Internship Program, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Deadline: March 15, 2010
Phone: (630) 252-4114

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is accepting applications for the Tribal Energy Student Internship Program. Twelve post-secondary students will be selected for the program, which runs May 25 through August 6 at the Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago, Illinois. “Indian Country’s young men and women are the future leaders of their tribal nations,” said Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk, “and as such they will play a critical role in shaping the future of tribal energy development.

This internship program is intended to help prepare the next generation of tribal energy and natural resource management professionals.” According to the BIA, interns will work with nationally known scientists in a wide range of research fields including energy resource development, both renewable and non-renewable, and environmental evaluation and analysis of potential impacts from energy resource development activities.

Title: 2010 Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG)
Deadline: Please visit website
Contact: Mr. Lafayette Melton, Outreach & Recruitment Coordinator
Phone: (202) 366-2907

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is currently recruiting for the 2010 Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG). This program provides summer opportunities for college students, particularly targeting groups who have been underrepresented in careers in transportation, such as women, persons with disabilities, and students from other diverse groups.

Eligible participants are all college/university students majoring in any academic area of study. STIPDG participants receive various benefits including hands-on experience and on-the-job training at a DOT Operating Administration or State DOT. Included is a ten-week stipend of up to $5,000 for Law or Graduate students and $4,000 for Undergraduate students. Housing and travel arrangements are also provided for all interns that are selected for assignments with locations outside of their commuting area (50 miles). Participants may also receive college credit upon successful completion of the program with the permission of their college/university.

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Title: Fostering Indigenous Entrepreneurship in the Americas (FIBEA)
Submission Deadline: July 16, 2010
Conference Dates: September 21-22, 2010
Location: Centro Cultural dos Povos da Amazonia (CCPA), city of Manaus, Brazil

Who Should Participate? Indigenous and non – indigenous entrepreneurs, Professors & Researchers, governmental agencies, non-governmental agencies, students, and any person interested in sustainable economic development and indigenous entrepreneurship related issues. Students are strongly encouraged to present papers & presentations and attend the conference.

Title: NCAI 5th Annual Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum
Forum Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Location: Rapid City, SD

The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Policy Research Center is currently inviting researchers, practitioners, tribal members, and organizations conducting research in areas that have or could have real impacts for tribal communities to submit a proposal to make a presentation at the 5th Annual Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum. The NCAI Policy Research Center welcomes proposals from all scholars (both Native and non-Native), academic institutions, and organizations. However, proposals from tribal colleges, Native graduate students, and tribal communities are especially encouraged. In addition, those proposals that include student presenters or youth, tribal leaders and citizens, and feature collaborative partnerships are preferred. Both completed and on-going research (with preliminary findings) will be considered.

Research from all disciplines and fields are encouraged, but this year preference will be given to research proposals that address law enforcement/public safety, health care reform, natural resources and energy development, and strategies for strengthening tribal governance.

Title: NASAA's 9th Annual Symposium— Theme: "Indigenous Research and Relationships"
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2010
Conference Dates: April 23, 2010
Location: University of Washington Club Conference Room

Scholars wishing to present at NASAA's 9th Annual Symposium must electronically submit a 250 word (maximum) abstract or summary of their proposed presentation. In addition to the summary, presenters must include:

  • Title of the proposed paper/presentation/piece
  • Name of the presenter(s), tribal affiliations, and college/university or organization
  • Presenters' e-mail address(es)
  • Please indicate your presentation format of choice (oral presentation, poster, or panel) if you are presenting a traditional academic paper.

Poetic submissions should be the actual poem(s). Artistic submissions should include a photograph and description. Musical submissions should describe genre and lyrics as they relate to indigenous relationships.

Title: Berkshire Conference of Women Historians— “GENERATIONS: Exploring Race, Sexuality, and Labor across Time and Space”
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2010
Conference Dates: June 9-12, 2010
Contact: Jennifer Spear

The Berkshire Conference of Women Historians is holding its next conference at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst on June 9-12, 2011. The choice of “Generations” reflects this transnational intellectual, political, and organizational heritage as well as a desire to explore related questions such as: How have women’s generative experiences varied across time and space? What are the politics of “generation”? What challenges do historians of women, gender, and sexuality face as these fields and their practitioners mature? To engender further, open-ended engagement with these and other issues, the 2011 conference will include workshops dedicated to discussing pre-circulated papers on questions and problems (epistemological, methodological, substantive) provoked by the notion of "Generations."

Title: 9th World Indigenous Women and Wellness Conference
Conference Dates: August 22-25, 2010
Location: Australia

The Larrakia are the Indigenous peoples of Darwin - the northern most capital city of Australia. The Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation is their peak representative body and will proudly host the 9th World Indigenous Women and Wellness Conference in August, 2010. We are now inviting abstract submissions for paper and poster presentations by individuals that are concerned about, or interested in, Indigenous women and wellness.

Title: Native American Recording Project- Call for Music Scores
Submission Deadline: Please visit website
Contact: Richard
Phone: 818-402-9235

RMA Music in Los Angeles is seeking music by Native American composers for recording purposes. We are seeking music of a “concert” or “classical” nature, i.e., orchestra, band, chamber and/or solo works. Some commercial music such as film scores will be considered.

Funding for this project is coming from various grants. The amount of these grants will determine the number of composers participating. The greater the number of participants, the greater the grant money. Even though a composer’s music may not be recorded immediately, we encourage everyone to send music now. A good response to this call will help find additional funding to continue the project. Current funding: “This event is supported [in part] through Subito, the advancement grant program of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the American Composers Forum”. It also has the approval of the First Nations Composers Initiative (FNCI), the Society of Composers, Inc. (SCION), and the American Composers Forum (ACF).

All music will be recorded using state-of-the-art computer generated programs and sound libraries. All rights to the music will remain the property of the composer. No distribution is involved or implied. The composer will be free to distribute or use the finished recordings in whatever way he or she deems appropriate. This service is completely free.

All recordings will be ‘performed’ by composer, Richard Audd. A native of Oklahoma, Richard is a member of the Muscogee Creek Tribe and of Creek and Cherokee descent. He has won two international awards for his MIDI realizations and for many years been a composer and video editor in Los Angeles.

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Title: Emerging Leaders Seminar (part of the Native Nations Institute Executive Education Seminar)
Conference Date(s): March 24-25, 2010
Conference Location: Tucson, Arizona

Each of our Native nations are facing some tough challenges and as a result, our citizens and stakeholders have even greater expectations of tribal leaders. Join us at our annual Emerging Leaders executive education seminar which is designed to equip up-and-coming (and veteran) leaders with the practical skills and knowledge they need to govern effectively on behalf of their people. T
In addition to faculty from NNI and the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development, confirmed panelists include:

  • Brian Cladoosby, Chairman, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, WA
  • Karen Diver, Chairwoman, Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, MN
  • Ben Nuvamsa, Former Chairman, Hopi Tribe, AZ
  • Jaime Pinkham, former Treasurer, Nez Perce Tribe, ID
  • Erma Visenor, Chairwoman, White Earth Band of Ojibwe, MN
  • Josh Weston, President, Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe, SD
  • Chief Terrance Paul, Membertou First Nation, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Jerry Smith, CEO, Laguna Development Corporation, NM
  • Monica Simeon, CEO, Sister Sky

Space is limited to 75 so register early! The room block expires March 5, 2010. We look forward to seeing you in Tucson!

Title: Sixth Annual Southeast Indian Studies Conference
Conference Date(s): April 8-9, 2010
Conference Location: University Center Annex, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke

The purpose of the Southeast Indian Studies Conference is to provide a forum for discussion of the culture, history, art, health and contemporary issues of Native Americans in the Southeast. The conference serves as a critical venue for scholars, students and all persons interested in American Indian Studies in the region.

Keynote Speaker: Karenne Wood

Karenne Wood is an enrolled member of the Monacan Indian Nation and has served on the Monacan Tribal Council. She was recognized with a Ford Pre-doctoral scholarship prior to entering her doctoral studies at the University of Virginia. She is currently a PhD candidate in anthropology at UVA, working to reclaim indigenous languages and revitalize cultural practices.

Title: 2010 National Conference for Native American Charter & Other Self-Determined Schools
Conference Date(s): April 21-22, 2010
Conference Location: Hard Rock Casino & Hotel, Albuquerque
Contact: Alexis Cawley
Phone: 505-842-8203

Native charter schools, language & culture based schools, and other self- determined schools will share best practices and address policy issues in teaching and learning, school finance, facility acquisition, personnel, all while helping others to start Native-based public schools options.
Day One (April 21st): Student attendees will participate in activities at three local Native charter schools. Elders, Teachers, and Administrators will share best practices, address policy issues and serve as role models to tribes and organizations exploring public school options.

Day Two (April 22nd): Elders, Teachers and Administrators observe as Native students share their experiences from their respective schools. Videos about Native charters and other self-determined schools will continuously play in one of the ballrooms.

Title: 31st Annual Minority Health Conference
Conference Date: February 26, 2010
Time: 8:00am-4:30pm (keynote broadcast at 2:00-3:30pm EST).
Location: UNC William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, Chapel Hill, NC

Dr. Robert E. Fullilove, a sought-after speaker for national meetings and winner of two teaching awards from Columbia University, will give the 12th Annual William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture at the 31st Annual Minority Health Conference presented by the Minority Student Caucus, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Dr. Fullilove's lecture will be broadcast as a free, interactive webcast. He will speak on Community Organizing and Community Building: Public Health Watchwords for the 21st Century. In the lecture, he will reflect on the opportunities presented by community organizing in fighting public health problems.

Title: 28th Annual National American Indian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect— “Protecting our Children”
Conference Date(s): April 11-14, 2010
Location: Portland, Oregon

Portland is the home of the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) offices. Several hundred child welfare advocates gather annually to learn, present, network, and support the expansion and improvement of services within their communities.

Following recent public policy reforms, the conference theme “From Opportunity to Reality: Honoring our Dream” highlights tribal realities in obtaining resources for the development of tribal child welfare programs, in order to manage cases and create out-of-home placements with Indian guardians and homes.

Title: Native American Student Advocacy Institute— "Strengthening Connections for Access and Equity in Education"
Conference Date(s): April 19-20, 2010
Location: Albuquerque, NM

Join our community of dedicated educators, professionals, and tribal leaders as we address the challenges that face today's Native American students. At the third annual Native American Student Advocacy Institute, educators from across the country will convene to ensure that Native American issues remain at the forefront of diversity agendas on college campuses.

Title: 2010 NEH Summer Institute: “From Metacom to Tecumseh: Alliances, Conflicts, and Resistance in Native North America, NEH Summer Institute for College & University Teachers”
Institute Date(s): June 14-July 4, 2010
Location: The Newberry Library, Chicago, IL

The Newberry Library’s D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History invites college and university teachers nationwide to apply for its 2010 NEH summer institute, "From Metacom to Tecumseh: Alliances, Conflicts, and Resistance in Native North America." This 4-week institute will examine the complex and shifting alliances between various Indian nations of North America and European colonists competing for land and political ascendancy in regions east of the Mississippi between the years 1675 and 1815.

Title: 2010 Native American Charter School Conference
Conference Date(s): April 21 & 22, 2010
Location: Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Contact: Alicia Griego, Business Membership Coordinator
Phone: 505-842-8203

Native charter schools, language and culture based schools, and other self-determined schools will have an opportunity to share best practices and address policy issues related to teaching and learning, school finance, facility acquisition, personnel, hiring practices, and community based education. Sessions will include hands-on practical advice for helping others to create Native-based public school options.

Title: 19th Annual Southern Connecticut State University Women's Studies Conference: "Women and Girls of Color: History, Heritage, Heterogeneity"
Conference Date(s): April 16-17th, 2010
Location: Southern Connecticut State University 501 Crescent St. New Haven, CT 06515
Contact: Yi-Chun Tricia Lin, Director
Phone: 203-392-6133
Keynotes/Speakers: DR. ANDREA SMITH

Andrea Smith is a co-founder of Incite! Women of Color Against Violence and the Boarding School Healing Project. She is the author of Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide (South End Press) and Native Americans and the Christian Right: The Gendered Politics of Unlikely Alliances (Duke Univ Press). Through Incite!, she is the co-editor of The Color of Violence and editor of The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Nonprofit Industrial Complex (both South End Press). She teaches at UC Riverside in Media and Cultural Studies.
Theme: Both inside and outside of academe, women of color have actively participated in theoretical, artistic, and cultural production, influencing the ways we perceive and think about issues pertinent to women and girls. Situated by both gender and race, yet often at the margins, women of color have been instrumental in challenging scholars to critically re-conceptualize the discourses on race, gender, class, sexuality, and nationality.

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Title: Indian Health Professions Pre-Graduate Scholarship Program
Deadline: March 28, 2010 (new students)

The Pre-Graduate Scholarship Program provides financial support for American Indian and Alaska Native (federally or state-recognized) students only to enroll in courses leading to a bachelor's degree in specific pre-professional areas such as pre-medicine, pre-dentistry and others as needed by Indian health programs.

The Health Pre-Graduate Scholarship awards are made to American Indians (Federally recognized Tribal members, first and second degree descendants of Tribal members, and state recognized Tribal members, first and second degree descendants of Tribal members), or Alaska Natives who: Have successfully completed high school education or high school equivalency; and have been accepted for enrollment or are enrolled in an accredited pre-graduate program leading to a baccalaureate degree in pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-podiatry or pre-optometry.

New applicants are responsible for contacting and requesting an application packet from their IHS Area Scholarship Coordinator. They are listed on the IHS Web site at: area_coordinators.cfm. Electronic applications are being accepted for this cycle. Go to for more information on how to apply electronically.

Title: Study Abroad in Turkey - Scholarships for Native American, Hispanic & African American Students
Contact: Zeynep Guven, Turkish Coalition of America
Phone: 202-370-1399, ext. 06

The following scholarships and summer student employment opportunities are available for Native students:

  • Turkish Coalition of America (TCA) & Turkey University Scholarships-
  • Istanbul Technical University-
  • Bahcesehir University- a leader in social sciences, offers up to 8 tuition scholarships per semester to Native American, Hispanic and African-American students
  • Turkish Coalition of America (TCA)- provides 100 scholarships that range in amounts between $500 to $2,000 for Native American, Hispanic and African-American students.
  • Ozyegin University Summer Academic Program- Information will be located on TCA's website at a later date. (12-15 students).
  • Short term International Cross-Cultural Experience- Robert College (private high school) in Istanbul hires 25 college student counselors for its summer seven week program for Turkish children ages 9-14 (
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Title: Pre-Doctoral Diversity Fellowship in Native American Studies, Ithaca College
Deadline: Open until fellowships are awarded
Contact: Brooke Hansen, Coordinator, Native American Studies
Phone: 607-274-1735

The School of Humanities and Sciences at Ithaca College announces a Pre-Doctoral Diversity Fellowship in Native American Studies for the 2010-2011 academic year. The Fellowship supports promising scholars who are committed to diversity in the academy in order to better prepare them for tenure track appointments within liberal arts or comprehensive colleges/universities. Successful candidates will show evidence of superior academic achievement, a high degree of promise of continuing achievement as scholars and teachers, a capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds, sustained personal engagement with communities that are underrepresented in the academy and an ability to bring this asset to learning, teaching, and scholarship at the college and university level, and a likelihood of using the diversity of human experience as an educational resource in teaching and scholarship. Underrepresented candidates whose exclusion from membership in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are strongly encouraged to apply.

We recognize Native American Studies as a broad discipline with many topical and regional specializations and welcome an applicant who could teach courses related to one or more of the following fields, although subject specialization is open: American studies, museum studies, anthropology, cultural resource management, literature, music, environment and legal issues.

Terms of Fellowship: Fellowship is for the academic year (August 16, 2010 to May 31, 2011) and is non-renewable. The fellow will receive a $20,000 stipend, housing or an $8,000 housing allowance, $5,000 in research support, office space, and access to Ithaca College and Cornell University libraries. The fellow will teach one course in the fall semester and one course in the spring semester and be invited to speak about her/his dissertation research in relevant classes and at special events at Ithaca College.

Title: San Francisco Foundation's Multicultural Fellowship Program
Deadline: March 22, 2010

Designed to increase diversity in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors, the San Francisco Foundation's Multicultural Fellowship Program provides young professionals of color with challenging work experiences and leadership opportunities in the areas of grant making and community building. The foundation is now accepting applications for the 2010-12 fellows in Arts and Culture, Education, and Environment Program areas.

The fellowship includes an intensive curriculum, individual coaching, mentorship, access to local service sector leaders, and opportunities to build a professional network. Former fellows now serve as executive directors and development directors in nonprofit organizations, as program officers in foundations, as government officials, and as professionals and academics who serve or work with nonprofits. Applicants should have leadership qualities; demonstrated interest in fundraising, donor development, and nonprofit, or public service; volunteer and/or work experience in one of the specific program areas; and a minimum of five years of related work experience. Fellows will each receive $46,000 to $50,000 annually.

Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Behavioral and Psychological Aspects of Health

The University of Pittsburgh has openings for postdoctoral fellowships supported by National Institutes of Health. Training opportunities concern psychosocial interventions for health behaviors, including weight regulation, physical activity, and smoking; development and genetic underpinnings of psychosocial risk factors; personality, stress, and social processes; role of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and gender; and sleep as they relate to cardiovascular disease. Program is a mentor-based model with opportunities for formal didactic work in areas relevant to research focus, e.g., statistics, behavior genetics, neuroimaging, and physiological assessment.

Title: Native American Public Telecommunications (NAPT) Journalism Fellowship

NAPT is pleased to offer two journalism fellowships to undergraduate or graduate students. With major funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the purpose of the fellowships is to increase the quantity and quality of multimedia reporting on Native news available to Public Radio and Television audiences, and other news outlets. Kevin Abourezk (Oglala), a reporter at the Lincoln Journal Star (Lee Enterprises), will provide direction and mentorship for the fellows. Fellows may office in Lincoln, Nebraska, if desired-at either the newspaper or the NAPT headquarters. If the Lincoln location is not possible, we will work with finalists in finding a local office partner in their present location.

Title: Newberry Library Short-Term Fellowships
Deadline: March 1, 2010

Frances C. Allen Fellowship for Women of American Indian Heritage
This fellowship is for women of American Indian heritage working on a project appropriate to the collections of the Newberry Library. Applicants may be working in any graduate or pre-professional field. Financial support varies according to their need and may include travel expenses. Allen Fellows are expected to spend a significant part of their tenure in residence at Newberry's D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History. The tenure of the fellowship is from one month to one year. Applicants must submit a budget of travel and research expenses. Awards will vary up to $8,000 of approved expenses.

Susan Kelly Power and Helen Hornbeck Tanner Fellowship
This fellowship for Ph.D. candidates and postdoctoral scholars of American Indian heritage supports up to two months of residential research in any field in the humanities, using the collections of the Newberry Library, and provides a stipend of $1600 per month.

This fellowship was established in 2002 by an anonymous donor to encourage research by American Indian scholars and honor two notable advocates for American Indian education.

Title: American Indian Studies Dissertation Writing Fellowship (2010-2011), Yale University
Deadline: March 5, 2010

The Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in conjunction with the Howard R. Lamar Center for the Study of Frontiers and Borders invite applications for the inaugural Henry Roe Cloud Dissertation Writing Fellowship in American Indian and Indigenous Studies. The Roe Cloud Fellowship is intended to develop American Indian Studies at Yale and by extension throughout the academy by facilitating the completion of the doctorate by scholars working on issues related to the American Indian experience. Scholars working on topics in Indigenous Studies that relate to the study of North American Indians are also encouraged to apply.

The Fellowship will support a graduate scholar in any doctoral field for the academic year, beginning September 2010 and ending August 2011. Graduate students working towards careers in higher education who have completed all doctoral requirements but the dissertation are invited to apply. The expectation is that the dissertation will be completed during the fellowship year. The criteria for selection will be based solely on an assessment of the quality of the candidate's work and the project's overall significance for the study of American Indian and/or Indigenous Studies.

The Roe Cloud Fellowship will provide support comparable to that for Yale University graduate students, including an annual stipend of $26,000, full access to Yale facilities and services, and health care coverage. Each fellow will be mentored by a professor in Yale's Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The fellow will be responsible for making a formal presentation of the project near the conclusion of the academic year, an event open to all interested members of the campus community.

Applications must include a c.v. the dissertation prospectus, a writing sample of approximately 25 pages, a letter describing plans to complete the dissertation during the fellowship period, as well as three letters of recommendation, sent under separate cover, including one from the candidate's dissertation advisor.

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Title: Grant Opportunities: Call for Letters of Inquiry for Native Artists
Deadline: April 1, 2010
Contact: Bobbie Bush, Native Grants Program Coordinator, Longhouse Education and Cultural Center
Phone: 360-867-5367

With support from the Ford Foundation, the Longhouse is pleased to announce the fourth round of a national call to Native artists to submit letters of inquiry for two grant opportunities through the Longhouse Education and Cultural Center at The Evergreen State College. Proposals for all forms of visual, performance-based arts and literary arts will be accepted.

Title: SAPAI 2010 Summer Writing Retreat and Tribal College Faculty Preparation Training
Dates: June 14 – July 23
Tentative Location: The University of Montana, Missoula

Student to Academic Professoriate for American Indians (SAPAI) is a project funded by the National Science Foundation to increase the rates of degree completion for American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) graduate students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). It also aims to increase the representation of AIAN scholars in STEM faculties at Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU)

We are currently recruiting participants for the 2010 SAPAI Writing Retreat and Faculty Preparation Workshops. Please forward this information on these amazing and unique opportunities to students who may be interested.

This six week writing workshop will focus on bolstering critical scientific composition skills while providing guidance in drafting graduate theses and dissertations. Some key workshop elements will include; getting started with your writing, technical writing strategies, applying effective literature reviews, getting into the writing ‘zone’, effectively using your graduate committee, and utilizing constructive formal and informal peer review resources.

Title: "Grant Writing for Indigenous Languages" Handbook, The Endangered Language Fund

The Endangered Language Fund is pleased to announce the availability of the handbook entitled "Grant Writing for Indigenous Languages," by Ofelia Zepeda and Susan Penfield. It is aimed primarily at U.S. tribes seeking U.S. funds. Please feel free to make use of this document, within limits of the copyright retained by the Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of the University of Arizona. The manual can be found at:

Title: Summer Youth Leadership Challenge, Haskell Indian Nations University Challenge
Deadline: March 1, 2010 (1st round – priority); March 15, 2010 (2nd round)
Dates: June 6-12, 2010
Contact: Freda Gipp
Phone: 785-749-8407

The Summer Youth Leadership Challenge is a week long residential summer program which provides an array of educational activities and events for the students participating in the event. The Leadership Challenge was launched by the leadership of BIE in 2009 to encourage and support the youth to facilitate and stimulate a desire in students to undertake their role as leaders in their community. The format will include presentations by tribal leaders, university officials, and other experts in the fields of health, education, and leadership and based upon a curriculum that will engage students on the historical, political, legal and social development of tribal governments. Additional activities that enhance knowledge and promote problem solving skills will be integrated into the program.

The BIE SYLC program is open to students who are members of federally recognized tribes who will be in grades 9-12 during the 2010-2011 academic year. There is no cost to attend and students will be responsible for their travel to the host site. Materials must be mailed in one envelope; no faxes are accepted. Applications may be accepted until May 1 (on a space available basis); please contact the office after May 1 to find out if spaces are open.

Title: Summer Program for Native American High School Students
Deadline: Extended to March 1, 2010
Contact: Tashina Etter,
Location: Various Universities

Are you a high school student interested in learning about different careers?

Do you want to learn what it takes to be successful in college?

Do you wonder how you can serve your Tribal community?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, the LEAD and NAFOA Summer Business Institute is for you! This program will help you to develop skills to be successful in college. You will spend 3-4 weeks living on a university campus, taking courses to help you understand the field of business which include: marketing, accounting, finance, economics, business etiquette and ethics.

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