Announcing the Haury Program Spring 2023 Native Pathway Awards supporting Graduate Research

March 9, 2023

The Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice in 2020 announced its new Tribal Resilience Initiative (TRI). The TRI has two primary components: (1) to support tribal and Indigenous research and policy outreach that furthers water resilience goals of Native American and Indigenous communities and that displays respect for traditional knowledge and tribal sovereignty; and (2) to strengthen the academic pipeline for Native American and Indigenous Resilience students, and scholars, with an emphasis on UArizona programs and people devoted to Native and Indigenous resilience education, research, and outreach.

In furtherance of these goals, the Haury Program is pleased to announce an open call for proposals to support the research of graduate students who bring knowledge and experience on matters relevant to Native American and Indigenous resilience. Special consideration will be given to applications to support graduate students,
1) whose work addresses the severe water access and water quality challenges that face Native American and Indigenous communities, especially those within Arizona; and
2) who have experience or is interested in strengthening their skills related to tribal customs and governance, traditional knowledge, and ways of approaching resilience challenges of Native American and Indigenous communities that respect both.

These one-time Native Pathways Awards will be made on a rolling basis and evaluated as they are received. Funds are available immediately and must be spent within one year of receipt. Please note: we have limited funds available, and proposals received after funds have been exhausted will not be considered. Funds are available for up to $20,000 per applicant.

To apply:
Please submit a two-page letter of support from the student’s faculty advisor, including their role and how the graduate student’s participation impacts the research, along with the graduate student’s resumé or CV. The letter should include:
1) The research the graduate student aims to accomplish in a period not exceeding one year once the award is received. This should include the graduate student's role in the research and interest in participating in the research.
2) Outcomes or deliverables the graduate student intends to produce—for example, research posters, presentations, or publications as part of the research.
3) Spending Plan - This could include student salary, equipment, travel, conference attendance, etc.
4) Engagement/dissemination plan to tribal partners and/or campus
5) Additional attachment required for projects and programs with direct tribal research- Letter of support or research approval from Tribal partner or Tribal Nation

Submit your proposal to Toni Massaro, Haury Program Executive Director, with a copy to Include the subject: Native Pathways Award.

Proposals leading to a successful award must comply with Haury Program award requirements, such as providing a final report by June 31, 2024, and following all UArizona policies. Awardees must also attend Course ID: 1278 Tribal Consultation and UA Research/Engagement with Native Communities, APR-2023| 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, ENR2 Building, Room S107 (sign up in UArizona Edge Learning).

Funds will be awarded to the faculty member for student research support. For questions, contact:

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