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Welcome to the Center for American Indian & Indigenous Studies

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.

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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.

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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.

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Gifts to CAIIS provide resources to help develop and support a wide-range of programming!

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