Brown University’s Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative (NAISI) collaborates with a number of departments across the campus to offer fellowships to students pursuing Master’s degrees. NAISI is dedicated to increasing the understanding and maintenance of the cultural traditions and political experiences of Native American and Indigenous Peoples. This fellowship supports a one- or two-year graduate student working in Native American and Indigenous Studies topics. The student must be enrolled in a full-time Master’s program. We are especially interested in supporting students whose work advocates for and/or engages in scholarship that contributes to the wellbeing of Native American or Indigenous communities.

Prospective students should explain in their personal statement how their academic and professional preparation and career goals make them appropriate candidates for this fellowship. We welcome students coming right from college or those who have worked with Native or Indigenous communities or as professionals in a field of interest. Submit your personal statement (no longer than two pages) with your graduate school application and directly to NAISI (

The fellow will join the Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative office and be engaged with a project (or projects) that support engagement with and the growth of NAIS at Brown University, with a Native or Indigenous community or with an organization or institution contributing to the needs of Native American or Indigenous peoples. As part of the NAISI office, the fellow will participate in NAISI events, programming and mentorship of undergraduate students, and work closely with the NAISI Director regarding progress on their MA degree. The student will join an interdisciplinary community of graduate students working in Native American and Indigenous Studies in several departments across the university.

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