We invite faculty and continuing lecturers working at UCR to apply for one-quarter Center for California Native Nations, or CCNN, Mellon fellowship funding. As UCR’s intellectual hub for Indigenous-centered research, the CCNN seeks to support faculty projects that engage Native American and Indigenous peoples and/or that center Indigenous research and methodologies. Proposals relating to California Indian communities or to Indigenous communities in proximity to Riverside/Southern California are particularly welcome.
Fellowship funds can be used to cover research or creative activity costs, programming related to Native/Indigenous communities or knowledges, or potentially to support a course buyout, pending approval from the awardee’s department chair.
Fellows will participate in CCNN’s community by attending Center talks and workshops. In the spirit of accountability, fellows are required to give a presentation or workshop about their research at a CCNN Community gathering/symposium during the academic year of their fellowship and to provide a final report for the CCNN website/archive.
CCNN anticipates providing three one-quarter fellowships of $9500 per awardee, to be awarded during the 2021-22 academic year.
Required Application Materials:
● A project abstract (300 word maximum) describing the research/creative activity for an interdisciplinary audience.
● A short proposal plus a bibliography for the research/creative activity to be completed during the fellowship period.
The proposal should:
○ Speak to how the project addresses CCNN research and community goals (see new CCNN website, still under construction: http://ccnn.ucr.acsitefactory.com/)
○ Include how the project might impact future teaching and/or research
○ Indicate how the research/creative activity will be shared with Native communities and/or UCR community.
○ Include a timeline of project, research, creative activity, or events related to the fellowship.
○ Indicate how the fellowship money will be used (i.e. for teaching release or for other expenses).
○ Specify academic quarter of preference.
This short proposal should be in 12 point font, single-spaced, and no more than three pages maximum. The bibliography is not included in the total page count, but should not exceed two pages.
● Applicant’s CV
● List of two references (name, affiliation, email, phone) who can speak to the quality, import, and potential impact of the proposed project, and have agreed to do so. Note: those providing references can, but do not need to be, academically affiliated. References from members of Indigenous communities involved in the project are
Deadline: Submit all materials by June 21, 2021 to Rebecca.firstname.lastname@example.org compiled as a single PDF document.
Funded by a Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the CCNN Faculty Fellowships provides support to UCR faculty working in Native/Indigenous Studies. The Fellowships are meant to provide opportunities for interdisciplinary, interdepartmental, and inter-institutional collaboration and to support projects that will be of interest to multiple academic units on campus (e.g., Ethnic Studies, History, Creative Writing, English, Theater, Music, Dance, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Hispanic Studies, and Anthropology). Twelve CCNN Faculty Fellowships will be awarded over the course of four years, starting in 2021-22.