This 24-month fellowship is intended for a recent doctoral graduate or an independent postdoctoral scholar who is working with Native American and Indigenous collections in an archive, library, or museum setting, especially those working closely with an Indigenous community on a project. Fellowship applications are open to scholars in any field and all periods of time. Applications from those who have sustained personal engagement or experience with Indigenous communities, including as a member of an Indigenous community, are particularly encouraged.
Native American Scholars Initiative
The Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) complements the collaborative, community-engaged work undertaken by the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research. With funding from The Mellon Foundation, NASI promotes research in the field of Native American and Indigenous Studies and related fields by undergraduates, Native American scholars, Tribal College faculty members, and researchers who work closely with archives and Native communities. NASI offers annual opportunities through pre- and post-doctoral fellowships, undergraduate internships, workshops and other resources.