Deadline: August 1, 2022.
Native American & Indigenous Studies (NAIS) 2022-2023 Writing Fellowship Program for Emerging and Early Career Native American and Indigenous Studies Scholars
Applications for the Native American & Indigenous Studies (NAIS) 2022-2023 Writing Fellowship Program for Emerging and Early Career Native American and Indigenous Studies Scholars is now open. The journal Native American & Indigenous Studies (NAIS) sponsors an annual Writing Fellowship Program to workshop a manuscript for submission to a professional academic journal (submission to NAIS is not required but is warmly encouraged).
The Writing Fellowship aims to support emerging scholars working within or across the transnational, interdisciplinary arenas of Indigenous studies, such as graduate students, early-career academics, and community-based scholars. Indigenous academics who are from, or do research in, communities and/or locations that are currently underrepresented in the field are especially encouraged to apply.
A small stipend of $595 will be given to Writing Fellows to help with travel to an in-person NAISA meeting. We hope that as the Writing Fellowship grows in popularity, the journal and Editorial Board will host a gathering of former and present Writing Fellows at each NAISA convention.
- The Writing Fellowship is designed for NAISA members including community-based scholars, advanced graduate students, untenured scholars without an institutional affiliation, and tenure-track early-career faculty working to publish in a professional academic journal.
- Co-authors may apply – please submit one application and attach a resumé or C.V. for each co-author.
- Authors who have previously published in NAIS are not eligible. The committee will not consider work that is under active consideration by any publisher.
Writing Fellows will not be obligated to submit Fellowship manuscripts for consideration to NAIS but the editors welcome and encourage the submission of Fellowship manuscripts.
Applicants must submit the following documents:
- Abstract (300-word maximum): Briefly describe the proposed manuscript (for example – tell us about the topic, thesis, theoretical frame, questions, sources of evidence or examples, method, findings/conclusions). For tips, click on Writing an effective abstract.
- Bibliography (10 sources maximum)
- 1-page statement (double-spaced) describing your relationship to the work, the stakes of the work, how you see your work as connected to the field of Native American and Indigenous studies, and what you see as the stakes and potential impact of your broader work for Indigenous studies and Indigenous communities.
- Resumé or C.V. (2 pages maximum): please include any previous publications and manuscripts under review as well as names of current or former advisors, mentors, dissertation, or thesis chairs. Include names of 2 references with contact information (email &/or phone number).
- If you have a preference for a mentor, please list 2 or 3 names from the NAIS Editorial Board and/or NAISA membership (different than current or former advisors, dissertation chairs, or other close mentors with whom you have already worked).
Please direct questions and submit application materials to [email protected]