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ERIC Number: EJ917665
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5505
Indian Country Fellows: Foundations Pool Resources to Support TCU Faculty Dissertations, Research
Marchbanks, Rachael
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, v22 n3 p36-38 Spr 2011
This article describes how the American Indian College Fund helps tribal college and university (TCU) faculty members conduct research and complete their Ph.D.s--and tackle unique challenges. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the fellowship programs administered by the College Fund pay a one-year stipend of $36,000 to TCU faculty members to help them conduct research or complete a Ph.D. In 2003, recognizing that tribal colleges need to foster faculty scholarly research and professional development, College Fund President Richard B. Williams (Oglala Lakota/Northern Cheyenne) encouraged the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to provide initial funding to help tribal college faculty complete their Ph.D.s. After the project proved successful, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation continued to support tribal college Ph.D. candidates, and in 2008, began funding a separate program to help cultivate tribal college scholarly research. The research program also provides stipends for tribal college students to serve as research assistants to faculty fellows. In 2010, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation contributed funding for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) research and Ph.D. completion for tribal college faculty as well.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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