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Graduate Fellowships

CNAIR Fellowships

The Center’s graduate student fellowship program seeks to generate and support research that is responsive to and engaged with Native communities and organizations and NAIS research. Graduate students will receive mentoring in Indigenous methodologies; present their work at the CNAIR research symposium; and join a community of scholars dedicated to work that is interdisciplinary and oriented both to critical inquiry and to its repercussions for communities inside and outside the university. We welcome fellowship applications from Northwestern graduate students in all disciplines, including the social sciences, humanities, science and engineering, business, law, and medicine.

Fellowships include support for one quarter, including a monthly stipend, fringe benefits, and $1500 in research funds. TGS will cover the cost of tuition and health insurance benefits. Recipients of these fellowships will have the possibility to extend their existing funding toward support in their sixth year. Applicants must be enrolled in a Northwestern doctoral program.

Graduate student fellows will:

Application process
Applications are due by February 1, 2022. Please submit the following documents as one PDF file to:
Application materials

Questions? Please contact



The Graduate School
Office of Fellowships