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Undergraduate Research Fellowships

The Center’s undergraduate student fellowship program seeks to support undergraduate students working in the areas of Indigenous research and Native American and Indigenous Studies. The Center will provide funding of up to $1000 to support students who are traveling to begin collaboration, conduct research, attend a conference, or present their work at a relevant conference or gathering.

Undergraduate student fellows will present their work at end of year CNAIR Research Symposium.

Application process

Winter quarter deadline - February 1, 2022.
Spring quarter deadline - April 15, 2022.

Please submit the following documents as one PDF file to:

Proposals should include a 500-word description of your proposed or presented research; a short description of the conference, research site, or community collaboration; and a detailed budget of travel expenses. Your proposal should clearly state how the work is relevant to CNAIR's mission.

In addition, each year we will award a Summer Undergraduate Research Grant (URG) to one Northwestern undergraduate student. The grant will support an independent academic or creative project that utilizes library collections and expertise in the field of study of Native American and Indigenous research. The grant provides $4,000 to cover living expenses for eight weeks of full-time independent research under the supervision of a faculty advisor and the guidance of a librarian mentor. Apply via the Office of Undergraduate Research.

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