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Terra Preta do Indio Tribal Fellowship

Fellowships to USA Faculty and Staff at Tribal IHEs and School Districts
for Summer Training Programs Addressing Education and Science

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Deadline Date:

03/01/21 11:59 PM

Description:

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Fellowships to USA faculty and staff at Tribal IHEs and school districts for summer training programs addressing education and science. Applicants should work in one of the following areas: conservation, agriculture, science, natural resource, and community development. Applicants must be employed at 1994 Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) or work at Bureau of Indian Education designated high schools.

USDA fellowships are available to faculty and staff at 1994 land-grant tribal colleges and universities (TCUs). These fellowships target and address mutual areas of interest between 1994 land-grant TCUs and USDA and provide training about resources and opportunities available at USDA. This uniquely tailored experience brings together 1994 tribal land-grant faculty/staff and federal executives to address the spectrum of challenges faced in the development of a well-prepared American Indian and Alaska Native workforce. In addition, the fellowships offer the opportunity to develop collegial relationships with others at 1994 tribal land-grant colleges and universities and USDA through which collaboration and mutual learning can take place.

This fellowship is available to 1994 TCU faculty and staff working in the areas of agriculture, conservation, natural resource, science, or community development to broaden and deepen their understanding of USDA and to further advance the development of their school’s land-grant function.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 193777

Term of Contract:

The 2021 Education and High School Fellowship Program is scheduled to start June 21 and end on June 25, 2021. Participants spend the duration of their fellowship in Washington, DC.

The Science Fellowship is scheduled to begin on June 21 and end July 2, 2021. The program consists of one week in Washington, DC and a second week at a USDA research location. Upon selection USDA will work with USDA research agencies to secure arrange a placement that aligns with USDA research priorities and selectee interests.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Education and High School Fellowships are for faculty and staff at 1994 Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) and Secondary Education Superintendents, Principals, Agricultural and/or District Level Teachers working for Bureau of Indian Education designated high schools.

Pre-Application Information:

Important Dates
- March 1, 2021 11:59pm– All materials must be received by this date
- May 2021 – Fellowships are awarded

Program Dates
- June 20, 2021 – Travel to Washington, DC
- June 21 - June 25, 2021 – Education and High School Fellowship
- June 21 - July 2, 2021 – Science Fellowship

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit Application Form to 1994@usda.gov

If you have any questions, please contact Lawrence A. Shorty, at 202-720-7265 or lawrence.shorty@usda.gov.

Grant Coverage Areas:

For a full list of eligible 1994 Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), please visit:
https://nifa.usda.gov/resource/1994-land-grant-colleges-and-universities-map.

For a full list of eligible high schools, please visit: https://bie.edu/Schools/

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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