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2015-2016 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 Period:  MSU Fiscal Year, July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016

Application Deadline:  February 2, 2015

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. Le Anne Silvey

552 W. Circle Drive, 13D Human Ecology

East Lansing, MI 48824

 

Questions should be sent to:

Dr. Le Anne Silvey 

silveyle@msu.edu