The Yale Group for the Study of Native America (YGSNA) invites applications for the 2018 Henry Roe Cloud Dissertation Writing Fellowship in American Indian and Indigenous Studies. Since 2010, the Roe Cloud Fellowship has helped to develop American Indian Studies at Yale by facilitating the completion of the doctorate by scholars working on pressing issues related to the American Indian experience. Scholars working on topics in Indigenous Studies that relate to the study of North American Indians are also encouraged to apply.
The Henry Roe Cloud Fellowship honors the legacy of Henry Roe Cloud, a member of the Winnebago Nation of Nebraska and graduate of Yale College, 1910. A tireless critic of federal Indian assimilation programs and a proponent of increased educational opportunities for American Indians, Roe Cloud transformed American Indian higher education through his leadership of the Society of American Indians, his founding of the American Indian Institute, and as co-author of “The Problem of Indian Administration,” commonly known as “The Meriam Report,” an extensive survey made at the request of Secretary of the Interior that detailed the appalling failures of federal Indian policy in the early twentieth century. This survey, presented to Congress in 1928, helped to set in motion many of the subsequent reforms of the Indian New Deal.
The Fellowship will support a graduate scholar in any doctoral field for the academic year, beginning August 1, 2018, and ending July 31, 2019. Graduate students working towards careers in higher education who have completed all doctoral requirements but the dissertation are invited to apply. The expectation is that the dissertation will be completed during the fellowship year. The criteria for selection will be based on an assessment of the quality of the candidate’s work and the project’s overall significance for the study of American Indian and Indigenous Studies.
1 academic year
- Health care coverage.
- Full access to Yale facilities and services.
- May be PhD candidates in any field who have completed all doctoral requirements but the dissertation are eligible.
- Should expect to complete the dissertation during the fellowship year.
- Should be working towards careers in higher education.