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Undergraduate Fellowships

The Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR) is excited to announce its undergraduate student research fellowship awards in 2020-2021. As the university’s and Chicago’s intellectual hub for research with and about Native Americans and for Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) research, CNAIR supports undergraduate, graduate, and faculty fellows.

The Center’s undergraduate student fellowship program seeks to generate and support research that is responsive to and engaged with Native communities and organizations and NAIS research. Fellowships support undergraduate students working with a faculty mentor on a collaborative project or their own work.  Fellows will present their work at the annual CNAIR research symposium, and join a community of scholars dedicated to research by and for Indigenous people. We welcome fellowship applications from Northwestern undergraduate students in all majors and schools.

Fellowships are $1000, we anticipate awarding three-four fellowships each quarter. These awards may also be used in conjunction with another undergraduate research award.

Application Process

Call for Applications for Spring and Summer 2021 coming soon. 


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