Qacagʷac Awards!

CAIIS is happy to announce the latest round of Qacagʷac Awards! The following applicants projects will be funded:

Alika Bourgette’s (Kanaka Maoli) work in Native Hawaiian language learning.
Kimberly Yazzie’s (Dine’) work in leading a climate survey with local Indigenous communities.
Justin McCarthy’s (Yup’ik) photography project of Indigenous material objects.
P Joshua Griffin’s short film on the cumulation of a two year research project on “Polar Science at a Human Scale.”

Congratulations to these amazing scholars and their important work. If you are interested in the grant and how it could benefit your work, below is a link and a brief summary. The next round of applications is due May 15.

CAIIS’s Qacagʷac is a flexible award available to American Indian and Indigenous studies faculty, staff, and students to help them thrive at the UW.

Qacagʷac assists faculty members with a range of activities related to their research, scholarship, and creative activity. For staff, Qacagʷac supports participation in professional development opportunities or complete specialized training relevant to their work. And for students, Qacagʷac supports research expenses in American Indian and Indigenous Studies. Support of teaching or service projects will also be considered when connected to the applicant’s career trajectory and the mission of the Center.

Check out the Qacagʷac Award application under the “Funding” tab!