Michigan State University
Michigan State University
American Indian and Indigenous Studies
Pre-Doctoral Fellowship
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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, except the dissertation; actively working in American Indian and Indigenous Studies; and committed to a career in Indigenous Studies. It is expected that the Pre-doctoral Fellow will complete the dissertation during the award year.  Applicants may be pursuing a terminal degree in any discipline or area offered at Michigan State University.
The successful applicant will be required to teach one course in AIIS, will affiliate with a department or program in one of the University’s colleges, as well as actively participate in activities of American Indian and Indigenous Studies, including participation in the Indigenous Studies Writing Group and AIIS faculty meetings, among other community activities. The Fellow must reside in the East Lansing, Michigan area for the duration of the fellowship.  Final award pending university budget approval.
Application Deadline   March 1, 2017 
Award Period               July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018
1. Complete contact information, including e-mail, phone, and address;
2. Cover letter detailing background, coursework, training, and future plans in American Indian and 
Indigenous Studies, including any work with Native groups, organizations, or communities;
3. Curriculum Vita;
4. Dissertation proposal, approx. 10 pages;
5. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts;
6. Three letters of support from faculty on doctoral committee. One letter should be from your 
chair, indicating your ability to complete the dissertation by the end of the award period;
7. Email application as a single PDF to aisp@msu.edu. Letters of recommendation, however, should come directly from recommenders. Include the text 'AIIS Predoc 2017-2018' in the subject line.

Questions should be sent to:

Dr. Dylan Miner  dminer@msu.edu 

Download the 2017-2018 Predoctoral Fellowship Application