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2016-2017 Pre-Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award in American Indian Studies


The fellowship award provides office space, access to Michigan State University's outstanding library and computing facilities and to the faculty involved in the American Indian Studies Program, benefits for the year, and a substantial stipend. Applicants must be finished with all doctoral work but the dissertation, actively working in American Indian Studies, and committed to a career in Native Studies. It is expected that the Fellow will complete the dissertation during the award year.  Applicants may be pursuing the Ph.D. degree in any discipline or area offered at Michigan State University. The successful applicant will be required to teach one course and will affiliate with a department or program in one of the university's colleges, as well as participate in activities of the American Indian Studies Program. 

The Fellow must reside in the East Lansing, Michigan area for the duration of the fellowship. Award pending availability of funds.

Award Period:  MSU Fiscal Year, July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017

Application Deadline:  February 29, 2016

Award Amount: $38,000

Application Requirements:

  • Complete contact information, including e-mail, phone, and address

  • Cover letter detailing background, coursework, training and future plans in American Indian Studies, including any work with Native groups, organizations, or communities.

  • Curriculum Vita

  • 5 to 10 page dissertation proposal

  • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts

  • 3 letters of support from faculty on doctoral committee; one should be from your chair, indicating your ability to complete the dissertation by the end of the award period.

Applications should be sent to: 

Dr. Dylan Miner

Snyder Hall Room C230j

362 Bogue St

East Lansing, MI 48824


Questions should be sent to:

Dr. Dylan Miner