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Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

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The Sequoyah National Research Center (SNRC) at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock invites proposals for its 2017-2018 Research Fellowship Program, which fosters research involving forms of Native expression in a wide range of disciplines.

The program encourages scholars to conduct research in the Center’s collections to support significant studies in a wide range of fields and subjects such as Indian removal from the Southeast, Native journalism and journalists, late 20th century and early 21st century tribal societies and economics, literary artists, entertainment, and others. Fellowships are intended to defray travel expenses and living expenses while recipients are conducting research in the SNRC.

Recipients of research fellowships are expected to spend at least a work week conducting research at the Center. The Center requests that, following their research, research fellows send the Center a copy of the results of their research in published form whenever it appears or in unpublished form if the research is not conducted for publication. The Center also requests notice of the presentation of the research in a public forum. Recipients will be expected to conduct their research between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.

Two research fellowships of $1,500 each will be offered in the 2017-2018 academic year. The most significant criteria considered in awarding a fellowship are the research project's potential contribution to Native American studies and the extent to which the SNRC's collections support scholarship in a research subject. Consideration will also be given to the applicant's background and academic accomplishments if the applicant works in an academic setting. Academic affiliation, however, is not a requisite for receiving a fellowship.

An applicant should send a cover letter and a statement of the objectives of his or her project, the significance of the project, and relation of the proposed project to the applicant’s background, previous work, and future plans. Research fellowship applicants should attach a curriculum vita. Applications should be sent to SNRC Director Daniel F. Littlefield, Jr. at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Applications will be considered between March 1, 2017 and April 15, 2017. Awards will be made by May 1, 2017.

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