Native Knowledge @ UW

Native Knowledge at UW: Event Co-Sponsorship and/or Guest Speaker Requests Creating space for forms of knowing at UW through Event Co-Sponsorship and Guest Speaker Funding Opportunities. Central to our goal of fostering American Indian and Indigenous Studies at the UW is creating a space in which Native knowledge can thrive across disciplines, colleges, and campuses.

2019 Travel and Research Grants

CAIIS awards small grants (up to $2,000) to help offset costs associated with conference, research, networking, and community outreach travel. Applications for the Fall are closed.

Faculty & Staff Career Advancement

Awards support the professional development needs of faculty and staff in the field of American Indian and Indigenous Studies. Expenses related to travel are not covered by these funds. Applications for Winter Quarter are closed. The deadline for Spring Quarter is April 15, 2020 at midnight PST. To request support, please fill out the form:

Knowledge Family Experiences

  The Application Deadline is 11/10/21 at midnight. Nominate a Student to become a Peer Mentor using the form below Knowledge Families (formerly Research Families) reflects an intergenerational approach to cohort-building. Each Knowledge Family opportunity is designed to connect undergraduate students with faculty mentors who are engaged in AIIS humanities research. Additionally, through a two-week

Native Pathways Program


Partnerships with two-year and tribal colleges to create pathways for Native transfer students Working i­n partnership with the Simpson Center partnership with Seattle Colleges, we will expand this effort to connect with Wenatchee Valley College (WVC), the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation (Colville), and other two-year and tribal colleges by hosting a bi-annual regional