CAIIS Funding Opportunities for 2022-2023
Native Knowledge @ UW: Event Co-Sponsorship and Guest Speakers Grant
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 in part through Event Co-Sponsorship and Guest Speaker Funding Opportunities.
This grant has a monthly rolling deadline; applications will be reviewed on the final Monday of each month.
The Qacagʷac (ca-tsa-gwats) Award
Qacagʷac is the Southern Lushootseed name for the Ocean Spray plant, which is known for serving many different purposes, grows well in disturbed areas, will not burn, and is very resilient. Similarly, 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.
Application deadline: Monday November 21, 2022 (midnight PST).
Knowledge Family Experiences
The CAIIS Peer Mentor program, with support from the Mellon Foundation, exists to support on-campus opportunities to create and maintain Knowledge Families (
American Indian & Indigenous Studies (AIIS) Scholars Program
The AIIS scholars’ program is a year-long monthly research and writing seminar designed to provide intellectual and financial resources that support completion of research projects (e.g., dissertations, articles, book-length monographs, and other research products.).
Applications for 2023-2024 open Spring 2023
Native Knowledge: Grants to Hire Temporary Part-Time Lecturers
Deans, department chairs, directors, and individual faculty or graduate student instructors from across the three UW campuses may apply for funding to hire a temporary part-time Native Knowledge lecturer. The lecturer can be a co-instructor for one existing course during the 2023 Spring quarter or as a sole instructor or co-instructor for the 2023-2024 school year. Funds for next year can be used to support instruction in either an existing or pilot class.
Applications are closed for 2022-2023
CAIIS Honorarium Request Forms
Have you received a CAIIS Native Knowledge at UW Award?
If you have been awarded a Native Knowledge at UW Award you will be required to fill out an honorarium request form to provide information for each speaker including their contact information and your letter of invitation to them.
Note: This will require we ask them for their SSI# when processing their payment. This form is available by clicking the link below.CAIIS Honorarium Request Form
CAIIS Project Report Forms
Have you received CAIIS Funding before?
Recipients of CAIIS support funds are required to submit a project or event report within 60 days of the event’s conclusion. We ask you to list your project title, project narrative, a short evaluation of your project outcomes, as well as an informative graphic or photo.
By showcasing the exciting activities and events CAIIS awards, we aim to show our partners and communities the various ways in which we recognize, value, and strengthen American Indian, Alaska Native, and other Indigenous intellectual traditions, communities, and futures.Report Previous Funding
CAIIS Equipment Loan Program Forms
Have you received CAIIS Funding for an equipment loan?
The CAIIS Equipment Loan Program allows students, faculty, and staff to request the purchase of new equipment and to renew loans for already borrowed equipment.
Equipment Requests: If you have been awarded funds to purchase equipment through Qacagʷac Award please fill out this form.
Equipment Renewals: Renewals of equipment loans are allowed; however, requests may be subject to a review of the original application and will be granted based upon availability and demand for the equipment.Equipment Loan Program Forms