Summer Graduate Institute, Newberry Library’s Consortium on American Indian Studies

Chicago, Illinois 

Organization: Newberry Library’s Consortium on American Indian Studies

Type of opportunity: Academic, summer institute, conference

Contact: Caskey Russell,

Duties: NCAIS’s Summer Institute provides for graduate students from member institutions to spend a month at the Newberry in Chicago doing research (thesis/dissertation work in particular) and taking part in a faculty-led seminar.

Desired qualifications: Applicants must be University of Wyoming graduate students.

Start and end dates: July 11 – August 6, 2016

Cost: NCAIS’s summer institute provides housing close to the library in downtown Chicago, travel expenses, and a stipend for one graduate student from each member institution.

Link to more information: Download the 2016 Summer Institute flyer.

How to apply: Email applications to Caskey Russell at A complete application includes:

1) Statement of Purpose outlining the intended research project (such as a chapter in a thesis or dissertation)

2) Letter of Recommendation from a faculty member

Applications will be reviewed by a committee from UW’s American Indian Studies Advisory Board; the committee will consider the relevance of the applicant’s research project in relation to the Summer Institute’s theme Writing Indigenous Histories: Print, Material, and Digital Sites of Memoryand the Newberry’s collections in American Indian Studies, which can be found here:​.

Application deadline: April 30, 2016