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The American Indian Studies Consortium (AISC) at Michigan State University has been designed to both support graduate level training at CIC-affiliated universities and create scholarly research opportunities for our faculty. The MSU originating Director is Susan Sleeper-Smith, Michigan State University Professor of History.

This is a transition period for the CIC-AISC consortium, during which we encourage former members of the CIC-AISC consortium to join the Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies (NCAIS). We will provide information about upcoming events and fellowships here.

• If you have questions about the Newberry Consortium, please contact Scott Stevens, Director of the D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies.

• if you have questions about programs and upcoming events, Contact Jade Cabagnot, Program Coordinator.

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Fellowships: Graduate fellowships are available through NCAIS: These fellowships offer support for between one and two months of dissertation research and carry stipends for doctoral candidates at institutions participating in NCAIS. Graduate Fellows will be offered individual research space at the Newberry and accorded the same privileges as other Newberry short-term fellows. Awards may also be used to fund research in other libraries, archives, or in the field. Fellowship recipients are expected to present their research at the consortium’s annual graduate student conference or at a Newberry-sponsored seminar in American Indian and indigenous studies. Applications are due by February 6, 2012, and should be submitted directly to the Newberry. See Newberry’s fellowships page for more information.

WORKSHOP: March 22-24, 2012
NCAIS Spring Workshop in Research MethodsThe Museum as Archive in American Indian Studies at Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University
- Castle McLaughlin, PhD, Associate Curator of North American Ethnography at Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography
- Scott Manning Stevens, PhD, Director, D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies
To apply, submit your C.V. and a letter that explains how the workshop relates to your dissertation research and your stage and status in graduate school (year, ABD) to Susan Sleeper-Smith, with the email subject line: NCAIS Research Methods Workshop. Applications are due by February 3, 2012

NCAIS Summer Institute: July 16-August 10, 2012
Territory, Commemoration, and Monument: Indigenous and Settler Histories of Place and Power - at the Newberry Library.
- Jean M. O’Brien, Dept. of History and American Studies, University of Minnesota
- Coll Thrush, Dept. of History, University of British Columbia
To apply, submit your C.V. and a letter that explains how the institute relates to your dissertation research and your stage and status in graduate school (year, ABD) to Susan Sleeper-Smith, with the email subject line: NCAIS Summer Institute. Applications are due by April 6, 2012

Ongoing: The Newberry “Indians of the Midwest” exhibit at the library (through December 31), Online, and a new website, “Indians of the Midwest: Past and Present”

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