2024 Haury Program Native Pathways Graduate Research Awards - Call for Applications - CLOSED




Release date 2/1/2024


2024 Haury Program Native Pathways Graduate Research Awards

Call for Applications


The Haury Program is pleased to announce an open call for Native Pathways Graduate Research Award proposals to support the research of graduate students who bring knowledge and experience on matters relevant to Native American and Indigenous resilience. Graduate students from disciplines that specifically address Indigenous resilience are invited to apply. Special consideration will be given to applications to support graduate students:

  1. whose work addresses the water, energy and food access and challenges, and/or climate change challenges faced by Native American and Indigenous communities, especially those within Arizona; and/or
  2. who have experience or are interested in strengthening their skills related to specific tribal or Native Nation’s Traditional Environmental Knowledge, values, data sovereignty, or other ways of approaching resilience challenges of Native American and Indigenous communities.

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, meals for community presentations, printing of publications etc. Note all spending must be allowable expenses per UArizona policies.
  4. Engagement/dissemination plan to tribal partners and/or campus, with special emphasis on reciprocity with tribal communities.
  5. Additional attachment required for projects and programs with direct tribal research such as Letter of Support or research approval from Tribal partner or Tribal Nation.

Submit your proposal to Toni Massaro, Haury Program Executive Director,  massaro@arizona.edu with a copy to nancypetersen@arizona.edu and ninasajovec@arizona.edu. Use the subject line: Native Pathways Award 2024.

Proposals leading to a successful award must comply with Haury Program award requirements, such as providing a final report by June 31, 2025 and following all UArizona policies. Awardees must also attend Course ID: 1278 Tribal Consultation and UA Research/Engagement with Native Communities (Session Details: April 1, from 10 am to 12 pm, at the Health Sciences Innovation Building; sign up in UArizona Edge Learning). Please also review the ABOR 1-118  policy on Tribal Consultation along with the UArizona Guidelines for Research and Engagement, and other resources offered by UArizonaNative Peoples Technical Assistance Office (NPTAO).

Funds will be awarded to the faculty member for the student research support but will be used by the student according to their proposed budget. To review previous awardees and their projects please visit the Haury Program website. For questions contact: haury@arizona.edu, or join an Information Session to be held on February 20th at 12 pm via Zoom. Please register here: https://arizona.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsf-uqqjIiHdCdAqFo2qw8XhDsYs1f25Ww .

About the Haury Program:

The Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice, or the Haury Program for short, was established in 2014 and seeks to honor the life and work of Mrs. Agnese Nelms Haury. Mrs. Haury believed in social justice and sought to solve “wicked” societal and environmental problems facing our region and our world. The Haury Program is funded by a bequest from Mrs. Haury’s trust and is overseen by a Donor Advised Fund Board. In 2020, the Haury Program pivoted to center our work on advancing Indigenous Resilience. We do so by center on three focus areas: First focus area includes funding education, research, and outreach that promote Indigenous Resilience in ways that respect tribal knowledge and sovereignty. Second focus area supports robust Native American pathways to and at the University of Arizona for students, faculty and staff. And finally, the third focus area centers, builds, and fosters trust-based partnerships at the University of Arizona and beyond, including with other philanthropic institutions that share our mission and goals. Native Pathways Awards Program is designed and administered by the Haury Program to strengthen the academic pathways 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.