Call for Applications — Writing & Mentoring Fellowship
Posted May 7, 2021
Mission: To encourage a collegial, productive, and supportive community of writing practice
Call for Applications 2021 – 2022
DUE August 1, 2021
Please direct questions and submit applications to email@example.com
The journal Native American & Indigenous Studies (NAIS) is launching an annual Fellowship Program to workshop a manuscript for submission to a professional academic journal (submission to NAIS is not required but is warmly encouraged).
The Fellowship seeks to support emerging scholars — such as graduate students, early career faculty, and community-based scholars — working within or across the international, interdisciplinary arenas of Indigenous studies. We particularly encourage applications from emergent Indigenous scholars, especially from communities or research areas currently underrepresented in the field.
The first cohort of 4 – 6 Fellows will each be partnered with a member of the Editorial Board or a NAISA member and will participate, with NAIS coeditors, in a series of virtual gatherings spaced out over the academic year from September through April. Professional values, practices, and expectations inside and outside the academy will be integrated into the Fellowship’s conversations. The journal editors and Board hope to host a culminating gathering at the 2022 NAISA annual meeting, whether virtual or in person. Fellows will receive a small stipend of $600 to assist their travel to an in-person NAISA meeting. We hope that as the Fellowship develops over time, the journal and Editorial Board will host a past & present Fellows gathering at each annual NAISA meeting.
Fellows will not be obligated to submit Fellowship manuscripts for consideration to NAIS but the editors welcome and encourage submission of Fellowship manuscripts.
Applicants should submit:
Please direct questions and submit application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Constitution of Review Committee
Applications will be reviewed by the NAIS editors for completeness and complete applications will be sent to all members of the Editorial Board. Scores and comments from the Board (see below for the Rubric) will go to a 5-member Review Committee made up of the editors and volunteers from the Editorial Board, who will select the Fellows and identify potential mentors for each. Members of the Review Committee will rotate from year to year. The editors will follow up on the Committee recommendations to recruit mentors for each Fellow; mentors will be designated as NAIS Journal Writing Fellowship Mentors.
Rubric for Evaluation: