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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: 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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Title: Graduate Horizons 2010 Pre-Graduate Workshop 2010
Deadline: Rolling Admissions until June 1, 2010
Workshop Date(s): July 17-20, 2010
Location: Arizona State University

Graduate Horizons 2010 is currently accepting applications to our summer pre-graduate workshop. Arizona State University is hosting the Graduate Horizons program from July 17-20, 2010 in Tempe, AZ. ASU is one of the largest public universities in the nation with over 1,400 Native students enrolled. This program is ideal for Native students considering applying to graduate programs in 1 to 3 years.

As you may know, Graduate Horizons is a workshop in preparing for graduate/professional school where 75-90 students work with faculty, admissions officers, deans, and professionals from over 40 graduate school programs representing hundreds of disciplines. The program is open to American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nation's of Canada (who are permanent residents of the US) college students, college graduates, and those seeking a second masters/professional degree.

The eligibility information and application materials are available on-line for download. The deadline to apply is on rolling admissions from March-May, with applications accepted until June 1 on a space available basis (priority deadlines in February have closed). The cost to attend is $200.00 plus your own transportation (airfare, driving) to the program. Please note that we have significant financial aid available (for tuition and airfare) to students who qualify.

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Title: NWTC Multicultural Training/Internship positions
Contact: NWTC’s Human Resources
Phone: 920/498-6286

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) is seeking qualified candidates for the part-time Multicultural Training/Internship positions. The description and qualifications for this job can be found on the NWTC website.

Title: Native American Student Internship at SLTI
Contact: Charles Stansfield

Second Language Testing, Inc. (SLTI) has paid full-time internships available for the summer of 2010 as well as part-time internships during the regular academic year. Interns normally earn $11 - $16 per hour, depending on educational background and experience. For those who want to stay in the area, there is the potential for continued full-time employment. Eligible applicants must be an upper level undergraduate or graduate student attending a college or university, or a recent college graduate.

Second Language Testing Inc. is a small business located in Rockville, MD, five blocks from the White Flint metro station. Our 16 full-time employees focus on language testing and related issues. This includes the development of tests of language skills, language learning aptitude tests, and the translation, adaptation, and/or linguistic simplification of standardized assessments as accommodations for English language learners or others who read below grade level. SLTI is currently working with a larger educational testing company on the development of a model for testing the oral language skills of Native American children in their tribal language, either as a native language or as a second language. This work is being done under a contract with the Bureau of Indian Education. A Native American intern could become involved in this project as well as others.

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: “Exploring the Red Atlantic,” Institute of Native American Studies
Deadline: September 17, 2010
Conference Dates: November 12-13, 2010
Location: University of Georgia

The Institute of Native American Studies (“INAS”) at the University of Georgia (“UGA”) invites submissions of paper proposals for the conference “Exploring the Red Atlantic” to be held at the University of Georgia November 12-13, 2010.

In a forthcoming article in American Indian Culture and Research Journal, Jace Weaver defines the Red Atlantic as the movement of western hemisphere indigenes and indigenous wealth, ideas, and technology around the Atlantic basin from 1000 C.E. to 1800. From the earliest moments of European/Native contact in the Americas to 1800 and beyond, Indians were central to the Atlantic experience. Native resources, ideas, and peoples themselves traveled the Atlantic with regularity and became among the most basic components of Atlantic cultural exchange. Moreover, Europeans and colonists defined themselves by comparison with and in opposition to Natives. They even sought indigeneity in hybridized identities, as reflected in works of literature like The Female American and Susanna Rowson’s Reuben and Rachel.

We invite submissions on any aspect of the Red Atlantic from its beginnings to 1900. Submissions may reflect any disciplinary perspective. A small amount of funds is available to support travel. Funds will be awarded competitively, and preference will be given to graduate students. Abstracts should be typed double-spaced and be no more than 250 words. They should be sent to before September 17, 2010. Notifications will be made before October 1.

Title: The Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies 2010 Graduate Student Conference
Submission Deadline: May 30, 2010
Conference Dates: August 6-7, 2010
Location: The Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Graduate students from The Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies (NCAIS) member institutions are invited to present papers in any academic field relating to American Indian Studies. We encourage the submission of proposals for papers that examine a wide variety of subjects relating to American Indian and Indigenous history and culture broadly conceived.

To propose a paper, please send up to one-page proposal, a statement explaining the relationship of the paper to your other work, and a brief c.v. to Jade Cabagnot, Program Assistant, D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies, The Newberry Library. Please send all materials as electronic attachments via email to:

Title: 2010 International Science & Technology Conference (ISTC)
Abstract Deadline: October 12, 2010; Full Article Deadline: October 17, 2010
Conference Dates: October 27-29, 2010
Location: Salamis Bay Conti Resort Hotel, North Cyprus

The main goal of this conference is to present and discuss new trends in science and technology. ISTEC-2010 conference is supported by many universities and organizations, and it is venued by TRNC where the academic culture has long been a tradition. ISTEC-2010 has already formed a large, multi-national and friendly community of colleagues who love to share ideas. ISTEC-2010 invites you to submit proposals for papers, panels, best practices, roundtables, tutorials, posters/demonstrations, and workshops.

Please visit for information for submission guidelines.

Title: 2010 International Conference on New Horizons in Education
Abstract Deadline: June 10, 2010; Full Article Deadline: June 15, 2010
Location: Salamis Bay Conti Resort Hotel, North Cyprus
Conference Dates: June 23-25, 2010

The main goal of this conference is to present and discuss new trends in education. INTE-2010 conference is supported by many universities and organizations. INTE-2010 has already formed a large, multi-national and friendly community of colleagues who love to share ideas. INTE-2010 invites you to submit proposals for papers, panels, best practices, roundtables, tutorials, posters/demonstrations, and workshops.

Please visit for information for submission guidelines.

Title: Fostering Indigenous Entrepreneurship in the Americas (FIBEA)
Deadline (Submission): 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.

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Title: 16th Annual Summer Public Health Research Videoconference on Minority Health
Date & Time: Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 1:30-4:00pm EDT

Theme: "What Will Health Care Reform Mean for Minority Health Disparities?"

This interactive session will be broadcast with a live audience in the Tate-Turner-Kuralt auditorium at the UNC School of Social Work and can be viewed over the Internet (webcast). Questions will be taken from broadcast participants by email and toll-free telephone.

This year's Videoconference is presented by the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Minority Health Project, UNC Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, and the UNC Institute of African American Research. Funding comes from the Dean's Office of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, UNC Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, UNC American Indian Center, UNC Institute of African American Research, UNC Counseling and Wellness Services, and a growing list of cosponsors. Please consider becoming a cosponsor or providing an endorsement!

To register a group viewing site, or to view on your personal computer, please visit:

Title: American Indian/Alaska Native Leadership Initiative on Cancer 8th National Conference
Conference Date(s): September 11-14, 2010
Location: Westin Hotel- Seattle, WA

Conference Theme: “Changing Patterns of Cancer in Native Communities: Strength Through Tradition and Science”

Conference Goals:

  • To provide a forum for community leaders and members, students, researchers, clinicians, service providers, and others to address critical cancer issues among Native people.
  • To present updates on comprehensive cancer control plans in Native communities.
  • To review advances in AIAN cancer research to determine future research priorities, exploring the science of translational research.
  • To highlight effective cancer control activities and programs in AIAN communities. (community-focused).
  • To highlight the strengths of AIAN traditions in promoting comprehensive cancer prevention and control.
  • To publish selected papers presented at the conference so that this information can reach a wider audience

Title: Native Learning Center 2nd Annual Summer Conference
Conference Date(s): June 8-10, 2010
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL


The Native Learning Center (NLC) will be offering informative and practical sessions in five key areas critical to Native communities nation-wide: Culture & Language, Housing Strategies, Grants Education, Financial Wellness and Tribal Government during its 2nd Annual Summer Conference June 8-10 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. These sessions will provide practical and useful training and education to conference attendees, with the goal being that the skills and training gained at the Conference will be shared with their broader “home” communities.

Conference information, agenda and details can all be found at

Title: Training Opportunity for Urban American Indian/Alaska Native Organizations
Conference Date(s): June 22-23, 2010
Location: Denver, CO
Contact: Brad Morse (; Teresa Cochran (
Phone: 303-724-1474

Theme: Targeting American Indian & Alaska Native Health Priorities: Diabetes & Cardiovascular Disease

There will be both a clinical and a health educator track for registrants in different professional roles. The health education track will focus on Honoring the Gift of Heart Health, while the clinical track will by lead by Dr. Julien Naylor and will cover Diabetes, Heart Disease, Hypertension and Dyslipidemia in Native communities.

Two Training Tracks:

  1. Dr. Julien Naylor and will cover Diabetes, Heart Disease, Hypertension and Dyslipidemia in Native communities.
  2. Honoring the Gift of Heart Health: A Heart Health Educator’s Manual for American Indians.
    A comprehensive culturally appropriate, user-friendly 10 lesson course on heart-health education for the American Indian community. Filled with skill-building activities, reproducible handouts, and idea starters. Two appendices cover activities for training Heart Health Educators to implement the program, and An American Indian Family’s Journey to heart health, told with heart healthy recipes for each family member’s favorite foods.

Title: The 12th Annual International Language of Spirit Conference, SEED Graduate Institute
Conference Dates: August 15-17, 2010
Pre-Conference Workshop: August 14, 2010
Location: Embassy Suites Hotel, Albuquerque NM

The most advanced scientific view has found that in the sub-atomic realm, there are no longer any things: there is only a dynamic flux of process and relationship. This was an astonishing discovery, but it was not new. Indigenous people for millennia have seen the cosmos as a place of kinship – a place of harmony and beauty. Come join us as we explore the beginnings of a new language – a language that is now emerging through dialogues with Native elders, quantum physicists and other Western scientists. Come join us as we explore the connections between the Quantum realm of Energy and the Indigenous Spirit realm.

For a schedule of events, registration and more information, please visit our website.

Title: National Congress of the American Indian (NCAI) 2010 Mid-Year Conference
Conference Dates: June 20-23, 2010
Location: Rapid City, SD

The National Congress of American Indians – the nation’s oldest, largest and most representative national organization of American Indian and Alaska Native tribes will be hosting its 2010 Mid-Year Conference from June 20-23, 2010 in Rapid City, South Dakota.

More than 800 tribal leaders and representatives are expected to attend general assemblies and break-out sessions during the three day conference, which will provide a forum for tribal, federal & state government and business leaders to keep abreast of issues such as: economic development, criminal jurisdiction, violence against women, tax issues, financial literacy, energy development, and homeland security. We are also excited to be highlighting cutting edge research that informs tribal policymaking at the 5th Annual Tribal Leader Scholar Forum.

This is one of the most important tribal leader gatherings that will be held this year! Register today and join us in Rapid City as we work together to build a better future for Indian Country and the generations to come!
Title: 4th International Indigenous Traditional Knowledge Conference
Dates: June 6-9, 2010
Location: Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand
Phone: +64-9-3737599 ext 82376 or 84220;

The Conference will discuss strategies for generating social, educational, intellectual, and economic opportunities by building relationships that engage, understand, and accommodate difference to overcome the adverse effects resulting from failure to understand sufficiently the differences among indigenous and non-indigenous communities and societies. Target groups for the conference include: academics, emerging researchers, graduate students; community groups/workers/activists; tribal and community elders and leaders; and local and national government representatives. Welcome one and all!

Please visit our conference website (

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.

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Title: Scholarship to University of Kansas Medical Center, Masters of Public Health
Deadline: July 1, 2010
Contact: Darryl Monteau, Educational Manager, PAICH
Phone: 913-945-7098

The Program in American Indian Community Health (PAICH) at the University of Kansas Medical Center is currently recruiting American Indian/Alaska Native students who are interested in attaining a Masters of Public Health degree and breast cancer research.

The scholarship requires the student to be enrolled in the KUMC MPH program and includes full tuition and fees, paid research assistantship, professional development, and use of a laptop. Funding may be provided for two years granted student maintains satisfactory academic status and progression towards degree completion. Students will be expected to conduct breast cancer research as a part of their degree and will be provided a faculty mentor to help them.

(Note: The deadline date for the KUMC MPH has passed; however, applications will still be received and considered. Completed applications will be given priority.)

Send all materials to:
Dr. Christine Makosky-Daley
University of Kansas Medical Center
Department of Preventive Medicine & Public Health
MS 1008
3901 Rainbow Blvd
Kansas City, KS 66160

Funded by the Susan G. Komen For the Cure© Coordinated by the Program in American Indian Community Health

Title: 2010 Carol Jorgensen Memorial Scholarship for Environmental Stewardship
Deadline: June 4, 2010

The Society of American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE) is proud to announce the 2010 Carol Jorgensen Memorial Scholarship for Environmental Stewardship. This scholarship provides $1,000 to a full time student pursuing an undergraduate degree in an environmental stewardship discipline, including environmental studies, natural resource management, the natural sciences, public administration, public policy, and related disciplines. Complete application package must be received by end of business on Friday June 4, 2010 (fax and e-mail submissions are accepted).

SAIGE established this award to honor the memory and legacy of Carol Jorgensen whose service to her family, community, country, and Mother Earth was an inspiration for all. Carol was Tlingit from the Yandestake Village in southeast Alaska and was part of the Eagle/Killer Whale Fin House of Klukwan. She served many years in public service, most recently as Director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s American Indian Environmental Office. She had a deep connection to our shared Earth and was a passionate advocate for protecting the environment and human health in American Indian and Alaskan Native communities. This year’s scholarship recipient will be recognized at the SAIGE Annual Training Conference (June 14-18, 2010).

Title: NAFOA Scholarship Program (AY 2010-2011)
Deadline: July 30, 2010
Contact: Sarah Hernandez, Education Coordinator
Phone: 602-540-0303

The Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA) is dedicated to supporting Native people pursuing their education. Our scholarship program assists Native American and Alaska Native students working toward a degree within a financially related field.

NAFOA Scholars are chosen by the Board of Directors based upon academic merit, interest in business and finance, and demonstrated commitment to the Native community. Scholarships will be awarded in September 2010. Award amounts vary by year based upon decisions made by the Board.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be working towards a degree in a financially related discipline including (but not necessarily limited to): Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance and Marketing.
  • Must provide a completed application along with a personal statement, a letter of recommendation, a list of honors and awards, a list of community involvement and volunteer activities, transcripts and a photograph.
  • Must provide proof of tribal enrollment.
Title: Scholarships for Business Majors
Deadline: July 23, 2010

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development 2010 American Indian Fellowship in Business Scholarship Program Application Deadline is JULY 23, 2010 Each year, the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development awards scholarships to American Indian college or graduate students majoring in business. Scholarships will be awarded in the Fall of 2010.

Selected recipients must be available to attend the INPRO Awards Banquet in the Fall of 2010. Selected recipients will be provided lodging, air and ground transportation to the event.

American Indian Fellowship in Business Scholarships will be awarded to American Indian college or graduate students majoring in business who are currently in the junior, senior or master level of study. Eligible students must be enrolled for the entire 2010/2011 term.

Title: Accenture American Indian Scholarship
Deadline: June 1, 2010

The Accenture American Indian Scholarship fund meets a vital need for American Indian and Alaska Native students seeking higher education and requiring financial assistance. Accenture will award three types of scholarships to high-achieving American Indian and Alaska Native students seeking degrees and careers in fields of study including: various engineering, computer science, operations management, finance, marketing and other business oriented fields. In addition to the funding, scholarship recipients are eligible for summer internships with Accenture, as first-year graduate students or junior-year undergraduate students.

  • - Accenture Scholars—three undergraduate scholarships, of $20,000 each (each award at $5,000 per year for four years), will be awarded to students pursuing a four-year degree.
  • Accenture Fellows—two graduate scholarships, of $15,000 each (each award at $7,500 per year for two years), will be awarded to students pursuing a master’s or doctorate degree.
  • Finalist Scholarship—Two undergraduate scholarships, of $8,000 each (each award at $2,000 per year for four years) and two graduate scholarships, of $5,000 each (each award at $2,500 per year for two years).

Title: 2010 American Indian College Scholarship
Deadline: September 1, 2010

Dr. Michael Niles, a former assistant professor at Arizona State University and current Project Manager at the OU-Tulsa School of Social work is the founder of the Indigenous Early Intervention Alliance and is offering several scholarships, with one being specifically for Cherokee students. The scholarships are the Keepers of the Fire scholarship, the Edbesendowen scholarship, the MishkoswIn scholarships, and the Ghigau Scholarship.

  • The Keepers of the Fire Scholarship Program awards three (3) $500 scholarships to American Indian students attending a college or university in the United States or Canada or other Indigenous Communities.
  • The Edbesendowen Scholarship Program awards a $300 scholarship to American Indian students attending a college or university in the United States or Canada or other Indigenous Communities.
  • The MishkoswIn Scholarship Program awards a $300 scholarship to American Indian students attending a college or university in the United States or Canada or other Indigenous Communities.
  • The 2010 Ghigau Scholarship Program awards one $500 scholarship to a Cherokee student attending a college or university in the United States, Canada, or other Indigenous community.
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Title: Christopher B. Duro Graduate Fellowship (2010-2011)
Deadline: May 31, 2010
Contact: Attn: Christopher B. Duro Graduate Fellowship Coordinator
Mailing Address: 28940 Greenspot Rd. #228, Highland, CA. 92346

The Christopher B. Duro Graduate Fellowship is supported and administered by Mr. Christopher B. Duro and the Southern California Tribal Education Institute. The Fellowship is merit and need based for Native students pursuing graduate study to help the advancement of Native communities. Students who are chosen to be Duro Fellows will be eligible for up to $25,000 per year, based on need and will be required to perform community service hours with the Southern California Tribal Education Institute and publish a scholarly article.

Title: Southwest Native American Communities & Natural Resources Fellowship, 2010 Community Forestry & Environmental Research Partnerships
Deadline: May 26, 2010
Contact: Anne-Marie Flynn, Program Coordinator
Phone: 530-219-3882

The Community Forestry & Environmental Research Partnerships program is supporting current and potential Native American graduate students who are doing participatory research with Native American communities in the Southwestern United States (including Arizona, New Mexico, Southern Utah, and Southwestern Colorado). The program accepts proposals for research on sustainable natural resource management, social and economic justice in environmental management, community ability to maintain traditional lifeways and land uses in the face of outside and/or competing interests, integrating scientific and traditional knowledge in environmental restoration, and other topics relevant to natural resource issues in southwestern Native American communities. Participatory research is a cooperative approach to research in which community members and scholars are partners in the research process. Such research should lead to community members to make more informed decisions to improve their lives.

The Program will provide funding support of up to approximately $7000 for Master’s projects and $15,000 for Dissertations. In addition, pre-dissertation and pre-Master’s funding may be supported with up to a $2500 proposal development award. These preliminary funding awards would be given to help students develop more refined proposals in collaboration with their community partner.

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: 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.

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Title: Upcoming Powwows

May 15- Nipmuc Planting Moon/New Year Celebration, 80 Brigham Hill Rd, Grafton, MA. Contact: 774-317-9138 or

May 15- GLICA Spring Planting Festival, Lowell-Dracut State Forest, Trotting Pak Rd, Tyngsboro, MA. Contact: 978-677-7153.

May 15-16- UNACC's Annual Unity Days Pow-Wow, 29 Antietam St, P-5 Bldg., Ayer, MA Contact: 978-772-1306.

May 22-23- N.H. Inter-tribal Council Pow-Wow, Tamworth Campground, Depot Rd., Off Rte. 16, Tamworth, NH. Contact: 603-539-5015.

May 29-30- MCNAA Spring Pow-Wow & Crafts Festival, Marshfield Fairgrounds, 140 Main St, Marshfield, MA Contact: 617-642-1683.

May 29-30- American Indianist Society Pow-Wow, Camp Marshall, 4H Campgrounds, Off Rte 31, Spencer, MA. Contact: 781-963-1472.

Come and experience Native American dancing, singing, traditional crafts, vendors and food! All are Welcome!

Title: Seed Grants for Public Health Projects, American Medical Association’s Foundation for Better Health
Deadline: Rolling

The American Medical Association Foundation's Fund for Better Health is offering $5,000 seed grants for grassroots, public health projects that target healthy lifestyles. Over the years the fund has awarded over 200 grants totaling nearly $300,000 to projects in substance abuse and smoking prevention among other health issues. Organizations eligible to apply are those having annual operating budgets of $1 million or less, new organizations founded within the past five years and established organizations starting a new service or expanding a current service to an underserved population.

For more details on this grant, and other new private and federal healthcare funding opportunities, please visit:

Title: 12th Annual 2010 Coaches Clinic, Wings of America
Clinic Date(s): June 9-11, 2010
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Contact: Shaun Martin, Interim Program Director

Presenters Include:

  • Alvina Begay: 2 X Olympic Marathon Qualifier and former Wings runner.
  • Amy Manson: Motivational Speaker; 3X Olympic Marathon Qualifier; Founder of the Goaled Kids Program
  • Greg McMillan: Founder of McMillan Running, Coach of McMillan Elite.
  • Bo Reed: Founder of Bo Reed Racing.
  • Trina Painter: Marathon runner; Flagstaff H.S. coach; McMillan Elite
  • Scott Simmons: 6X NAIA National Coach of the Year, Head coach at Queens University, 2008-2009 Coaches Clinic presenter.

Cost is ONLY $150.00 per applicant. This ALL INCLUSIVE Coaches Clinic will include:

  • Your ROOM for two nights
  • ALL of your MEALS
  • Handouts from presenters
  • Clinic materials
  • Wings/Nike materials (supported by Nike)

Title: Department of Health & Human Services Grants
Deadline: May 17, 2010

The Dept. of Health & Human Services Dept. is offering $3.9 million for six grants of up to $650,000 each to promote the wellness of young children in communities. The program's goal is to promote the wellness of young children, birth to 8 years of age, by putting a community healthcare plan in place. The program defines wellness for a child as good physical, social, emotional, cognitive and behavioral health. The expected result is for children to be thriving in safe, supportive environments and entering school ready to learn and able to succeed. For this program, substance abuse prevention is considered an integral part of behavioral health. For more details on this grant, including contact information and other new private and foundation funding opportunities, visit: .

ELIGIBILITY: Communities as well as public and private nonprofits.

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:

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Opportunities Table of Contents
I. Harvard Opportunities
II. College Horizons
III. Internship Opportunities
IV. Employment Opportunities
V. Scholarship Opportunities
VI. Fellowship Opportunities
VII. Call for Papers
VIII. Conference Opportunities
IX. Miscellaneous