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Faculty Curriculum Design Grant

CNAIR is pleased to announce 2018-2019 faculty grants for curriculum design.  As the university’s and Chicago’s intellectual hub for Indigenous-centered research, CNAIR supports undergraduate, graduate, and faculty research and teaching in all disciplines.  The Curriculum Design Grant will provide faculty with resources to create and integrate Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) course content into their classes.  We anticipate that the outcome of the grants may include course redesigns, new content added to an existing course, or new pedagogical methods.  For example, faculty might conduct research on Indigenous Studies pedagogies and incorporate them into a course; they might plan a new course topic informed by NAIS.  We ask that applicants commit to teaching the redesigned course within two years of receiving the funding. We welcome fellowship applications from faculty in all disciplines, including the humanities, social sciences, science and engineering, business, law, and medicine.

Proposals should indicate how the curriculum design aligns with the Center’s mission to advance scholarship, teaching, learning, and artistic or cultural practices related to Native American and Indigenous communities, priorities, histories, and lifeways.  NAIS methodologies and topics should be central to the course redesign.

Applications are due by January 7, 2019. Please submit the following documents as one PDF file to


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