CAIIS is a premier research center for teaching, research, and service in the field of American Indian and Indigenous Studies at the University of Washington.
CAIIS, with funding from the Mellon Foundation, offers several programs to support the recruitment, retention, and success of Native and Indigenous students, staff and faculty. These programs build community in both culturally relevant and intellectually powerful ways to meet the unique challenges for success at UW.View All Programs
CAIIS offers several funding opportunities throughout the year to support research, teaching, and career development for UW faculty, staff, and students. Commonly supported opportunities include: travel, conference registration, equipment, and publication costs.See Funding Opportunities
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Summer Institute in Indigenous Humanities
The Summer Institute in Indigenous Humanities (SIIH) provides training and support to undergraduate students and community partners undertaking humanities research in American Indian and Indigenous Studies. Beginning August 1 and offered three consecutive weeks over the summer at the University of Washington, this program introduces students to Indigenous research methodologies through workshops on archives, ethnographic