American Indian Graduate Center launches Indigenous research fellowship

$190K program to promote data equity in economics & economic development research
Albuquerque, New Mexico – October 13, 2021 – American Indian Graduate Center is now accepting
applications for the Miller Indigenous Economic Development Fellowship, a research grant geared
toward funding Native doctoral research in economics and economic development. Applications for the
fellowship are due November 19, 2021.

The Miller Indigenous Economic Development Fellowship, which was created with the generous
support of American Indian Graduate Center Alumnus Robert J. Miller (Eastern Shawnee Tribe),
empowers Native doctoral students who are currently conducting research in the data collection or
analysis phase, whose work centers economics and economic development impacting Native

“Recognizing the current economic climate and the underrepresentation Native researchers in the field of economics and economic development, this research grant is a significant contribution to amplifying Native voices and creating opportunities for data equity in research,” said Dr. Corey Still (United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians), American Indian Graduate Center’s Director of Student Programming and Research.“Gaps and limitations exist within the current data collections that either exclude Native perspective entirely or depict a deficit-based narrative surrounding Indian Country. By empowering Native scholars to conduct their own research, data collection, and analysis, we are creating opportunities to promote Indigenous research,” Still added.With the launch of the Miller Indigenous Economic Development Fellowship, American Indian Graduate Center continues working to bridge the opportunity gap for Native students. For more than 50 years, the Native scholarship provider has awarded over $350 million and empowered more […]

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