Funding

Funding – Russell Sage Foundation: Social Inequality. Due: 11am PST, May 31, 2017.

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  • The Russell Sage Foundation’s program on Social Inequality supports innovative research on whether rising economic inequality has affected social, political, and economic institutions, and the extent to which increased inequality has affected equality of opportunity, social mobility, and intergenerational transmission of advantage. We see investigator-initiated research projects that will broaden our understanding of the causes and consequences of rising economic inequalities in the United States.

Please see our list of Frequently Asked Questions for details regarding funding priorities and application procedures. If you still have questions, substantive or otherwise, regarding the submission of letters of inquiry (LOI), please submit them no later than 30 days before the next deadline. Please contact us at programs@rsage.org. We cannot guarantee a response to any questions submitted within 30 days of an LOI deadline. Next LOI due at 11am PST, May 31, 2017

Please see here for more information.

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Funding – Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in American Indian and Indigenous Studies. Due: March 1, 2017

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  • This fellowship is offered by Michigan State University and the deadline to apply is March 1st, 2017. The award period is July 1st through June 2018. The fellowship provides office space, access to Michigan State University’s outstanding library and computing facilities, connections with American Indian and Indigenous studies faculty, benefits for the year, and a substantial stipend.

 

The deadline to apply is March 1st, 2017 and the person of contact for this fellowship is Dr. Dylan AT Miner, adminer@msu.edu.

Funding – Andrew W. Mellon Foundation: 3 new fellowships. Due: March 1, 2017.

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The American Philosophical Society Library is pleased to announce three new fellowships under a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that may be of interest to members of this community.

 

These opportunities are for scholars at various stages of their careers, especially Native American scholars in training, tribal college and university faculty members, and other scholars working closely with Native communities on projects. Each fellowship provides a stipend and travel funds. The application deadline is March 1, 2017 and all materials must be submitted online. Full details can be found in the links bellow:

 

Long-Term Predoctoral Fellowship Due: March 1st, 2017

  • 12-month fellowship intended for an advanced PhD student. Applications are open to scholars in all related fields and all periods of time, although preference will be given to those who have experience working with Native communities.

 

Long-Term Postdoctoral Fellowship Due March 1st, 2017

 

  • 12-month fellowship for post-doctoral scholars at any stage of their careers. Applications are open to scholars in all related fields and all periods of time, although preference will be given to those who have experience working with Native communities.

 

Digital Knowledge Sharing (DKS) Fellowships Due March 1st, 2017

  • Short-term fellowships aimed to encourage Digital Knowledge Sharing among scholars of the history, culture, and languages of Indigenous people of North America. Open to individuals working on Native American and Indigenous topics who need to do archival research at the APS Library or elsewhere in order to complete their projects.

 

The deadline for all three of these fellowships is March 1st, 2017 and the person of contact for these fellowships is Abby Shelton, ashelton@amphilsoc.org.

BC Aboriginal Student Awards and BC Aboriginal Teacher Education Awards. Due: Mar 31, 2017

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The 2017 BC Aboriginal Student Awards and BC Aboriginal Teacher Education Awards are now available through the Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society. Instructions on how to apply, links to application forms, and full eligibility criteria are found on the Society’s NEW website at http://www.ikbbc.ca

The application deadline is Friday, March 31, 2017.

Aboriginal Scholarship Workshop, Social Lounge at UBC Longhouse. 12-1 pm, Jan 26, 2017

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Indigenous Student Scholarship Workshop

When: Thursday, January 26th, 2017 | 12 noon – 1pm
Where: Social Lounge at the Longhouse, 1985 West Mall, UBC Vancouver

Curious about what kinds of upcoming scholarship awards you could apply to?
Do you need help with filling out an application form for scholarships?
Academic Advisors and Enrolment Service Professionals (ESPs) will be reviewing several scholarships and are available to answer your questions. Drop by at noon, a free pizza lunch will be provided.

The workshop will review these awards*:

1. Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health Awards
(http://health.aboriginal.ubc.ca/awards-and-scholarships/)

2. Indspire Scholarship
(https://indspire.ca/for-students/bursaries-scholarships/)

3. Irving K. Barber Scholarship
(http://www.ikbbc.ca/web/aboriginal/eligibility)

*Please note, these awards are open to all students (including those who are on Student Loans or are Band-Funded).

This workshop is open to both undergraduate and graduate Indigenous students at UBC Vancouver.

Please email arts.aboriginal@ubc.ca to RSVP (this helps us coordinate the pizza order). Student’s with classes that end at 12:30pm are still encouraged to attend the end portion of the workshop.

Add the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/485824031587874/

Funding – Youth or Mid-Career Artist Scholarships, YVR Art Foundation. Due: Jan 27, 2017

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The YVR Art Foundation – Call for Art Scholarship Applications
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The YVR ART FOUNDATION is pleased to announce a Call for Applications from BC and Yukon First Nations artists interested in applying for Youth or Mid-Career Artist Scholarships.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
2017 ART SCHOLARSHIPS

The YVR Art Foundation is now accepting applications for the
2017 Youth Scholarship and Mid-Career Artist Scholarship awards for
BC and Yukon First Nations artists.

Each award is valued at $5,000. Up to seven YVR Art Foundation Youth Scholarships and up to two Mid-Career Artist Scholarships will be awarded. Youth Scholarship recipients will be brought to Vancouver for an awards ceremony and their art work will be exhibited at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) for one year.

The deadline for applications is Friday, January 27, 2017.

Eligibility and criteria for the two scholarships include:

YVR Art Foundation Youth Scholarship
Eligible Applicants:
Are of BC or Yukon First Nations ancestry
Reside in BC or Yukon
Be between the ages of 16 and 26
Are emerging artists who create visual art that reflects BC or Yukon First Nations’ culture
Have the goal of becoming a professional artist
Are accepted to study with a mentor or at a formal institution of learning
Commit to attend the Scholarship Award ceremony in Vancouver on May 26, 2017 and the ceremony in recognition of the completed work, one year later, on May 25, 2018
YVR Art Foundation Mid-Career Scholarship
Eligible Applicants:
Are of BC or Yukon First Nations ancestry
Reside in BC or Yukon
Be age 27 or older
Create visual art that reflects BC or Yukon First Nations’ culture
Wish to further their art careers and/or extend their work into a new scale or medium
Have completed basic art training
Have achieved local and/or provincial recognition through public presentation of their artwork
Are accepted to study/work with an master artist; at a formal institution of learning; or on a special project that is of cultural significance to the artist’s community
Are able to submit a portfolio of artwork that demonstrates the artist’s commitment to their practice

For more information on the YVR Art Foundation and to apply for the scholarships go to the Foundation website: http://www.yvraf.com/programs.

Please forward this email to those who may be interested in applying for a scholarship. If you have any questions, please contact the YVR Art Foundation at cynthia@yvraf.com or ph. 604.276.6261.

Call for Nominations – Faculty of Education Teaching Prizes

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Killam Faculty Teaching Prize 2016-17

The Faculty of Education has a long history of emphasizing the importance of exceptional teaching. The Faculty recognizes two full-time tenure track faculty members each year with a prize of $5000 and a plaque, awarded at convocation. All Faculty members who hold a full-time tenured or tenure-track appointment are eligible for a Killam Faculty Teaching Prize.

 

Nomination Process: Faculty and students wishing to nominate a faculty member are encouraged to start early and consult their Department Head or Director as the nomination process proceeds. Nominators may contribute to the following documents (PDF):

a) One letter of nomination indicating the case for awarding a teaching prize to the nominee (may be signed by more than one nominator) addressed to the Department Head or Director. The letter should clearly address the five criteria outlined with specific examples for each.

b) Up to six support letters (maximum of two pages each) may be attached to the nomination package. Individual letters (may be from more than one person) may focus on some or all of the criteria. Nominators are encouraged to submit a set of letters that represent the diversity of the nominee’s teaching responsibilities.

 

Nomination deadline: The nomination package must be sent electronically to the Department Head or Director by Feb. 10, 2017.

More information on eligibility, criteria, and the nomination process can be found at: http://teach.educ.ubc.ca/call-for-nominations-killam-faculty-teaching-prize-201617

 

Sessional and Lecturer Faculty Teaching Prize 2016-17

The Faculty of Education has a long-standing commitment to excellence in teaching. In recognition of the significant contribution that Sessional and Lecturer faculty members make to our programs, the Faculty of Education offers a Sessional and Lecturer Faculty Teaching Prize to outstanding educators. The prize includes both a plaque and $1000 and is awarded at the year-end Faculty meeting in May. The award is open to any individual holding an appointment as a Sessional, Lecturer or Adjunct Teaching Professor (seconded teacher) during the current academic year.

 

Nomination Process: Faculty and students wishing to nominate a faculty member are encouraged to start early and consult their Department Head or Director as the nomination process proceeds. Nominators may contribute to the following documents (PDF):

a) One letter of nomination indicating the case for awarding a teaching prize to the nominee should be sent out to the Department Head/Director. The letter should clearly address the five criteria outlined with specific examples for each.

b) Up to six support letters (maximum of two pages each) may be attached to the nomination package. These letters should represent the diversity of the nominee’s teaching responsibilities.

 

Nomination deadline: The nomination package must be sent electronically to the Department Head or Director by Feb. 10, 2017.

More information on eligibility, criteria, and the nomination process can be found at: http://teach.educ.ubc.ca/call-for-nominations-sessional-lecturer-faculty-teaching-prize-201617