Funding Archive

The following below is a list of funding/grant/fellowship opportunities offered in the past.  

Owe Aku International Justice Project Legal Internship

The Owe Aku International Justice Project (JIP), which advocates for traditional Native American Nations and their alliances with indigenous and non-indigenous communities and organizations around the world, is offering a legal internship.  Ths position is unpaid.  Applications are due September 1, 2012.  For more information, please click here.

Two-year Post-doc in Indigenous Religious Traditions

Luther College is offering a two-year Post-doctorial Fellowship in Indigenous Religious Traditions for 2012-13.  The fellowship, which is funded through the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will be a joint appointment in anthropology and religion with a primary home in the department that most closely matches the fellow's academic training and scholarly interests.  The fellow will teach half time (three courses per year), allowing ample time to focus on scholarship and teaching development and the opportunity to engage in a vibrant liberal arts community.

For more information, click here.

ASAIL Emerging Scholars Professional Development Fellowship

The Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures (ASAIL) is offering the ASAIL Emerging Scholars Professional Development Fellowship, which provides travel assistance honoraria of $300 (US) for graduate students and advanced undergraduates to attend and present at professional conferences.  Applicants will be accepted on an ongoing basis.  Applicants must provide a cover letter, cv, and acceptance letter confirming acceptance to present at a professional conference on a topic relating to the study of Indigenous literatures and/or languages.  Send applications and queries to the current ASAIL President, Jodi Byrd.

For more information, click here.

The Ida Halpern Fellowship Award

The Society for Ethnomusicology offers the Ida Halpern Fellowship Award to established scholars, recent Ph.D.s, and Ph.D. candadidtes.  The Purpose of the fellowship is to help support research on Native American music in the United States and Canada.  For more information, click here.

The Indian Land Tenure Foundation (ILTF) Summer Internships

The Indian Land Tenure Foundation (ILTF) offers 10-12 week summer internships to undergraduate and graduate students.  These are full-time with positions with $15/hour salaries. 

The Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) Summer Fellowship

In 2012, NAIS awarded our undergraduate and graduate students fellowships that totalled over $9,000.  Each student who won this fellowship was (a) a registered NAIS student and (b) submitted a two page application that included a small budget justification.  

Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies Graduate Student Fellowships

The Newberry offers fellowships to support one to two months of dissertation resarch that carry stipends of $2,500 per month.  

Peadbody Essex Museum (PEM) Native American Felloswhip

The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem, Masschusetts offers 10-week paid fellowships in museum and archival practices with Native American art.  Applications are generally due late February.  

Phillips Fund for Native American Research

The Phillips Fund of the American Philosophical Society provides grants for reasearch in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and history of the studies of Native Americans.  Applications and letters of support are generally due by 1 March.

Sequoyah National Research Center Fellowship

The Sequoyah National Research Center (SNRC) at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock offers a Research Fellowship Program, which fosters research involving forms of Native expression in a wide range of disciplines.  

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) Archive Center Internship

The Smithsonian offers a ten to twelve week internship at its Cultural Resources Center in Suitland, Maryland.  The Center is a repository housing manuscripts, special collections, photos, media, and the historical records of the Museum of the American Indian, Hey Foundation (MAI), the predecessor of NMAI.  Internships are available with three types of collections, including manuscripts, photos, and media.