Native American Graduate Research Assistantships
Support is Available for Native American Graduate Research Assistantships
Funding is available to support Native American students pursuing graduate degrees. Based on our third-year experience, the institution and Native American student will jointly submit the application, allowing us to make the award for the start of the next semester.
The support may take several forms, such as:
- Traditional graduate research assistantships for research and/or teaching related to the Track-1 project.
- Summer support for assisting with a summer institute, including teaching, assisting with research activities, and mentoring participants.
- Work with instructors on the education component of the NSF Track-1 project, on developing and assessing STEM K-12 curriculum modules for teacher workshops.
- Internship experiences with the SD EPSCoR office or working with other participant organizations.
Since the primary goal of the activity is to develop more qualified Tribal College faculty candidates, we can be flexible in terms of majors and student requirements. Students may be current graduate students — or incoming students — and full- or part-time students. The funding can be used to pay the student stipend or hourly, tuition remission for assistantships and indirect costs. We seek to support as many students as possible so will leverage other funds that might be available to support the students.
See the Application .pdf for full details.
For this fall, the Graduate Research Assistantship application submission deadline is Friday, July 29, 2022, by 5 p.m. (MDT).