Call for proposals for Indigenous Knowledge Research Awards

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Graduate and undergraduate students are invited to submit research proposals on topics related to indigenous knowledge for the 2016 Indigenous Knowledge Research Awards.

To apply, you must be a currently enrolled Penn State student who plans to conduct research between April 2016 and January 2017 for an undergraduate capstone course or honors, masters or doctoral thesis. If your proposal is funded, you will be required to present your findings at a seminar held in the University Libraries and write an article for publication in the online journal IK: Other Ways of Knowing.The application deadline is March 21, and a maximum amount of $2,000 per project will be awarded.

The award program is an initiative of the University Libraries and the Interinstitutional Center for Indigenous Knowledge. Awards are funded by the Marjorie Grant Whiting Endowment for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledge, created in 2008 with a gift from the California-based Marjorie Grant Whiting Center for Humanity, Arts and the Environment. The center established after Whiting’s death in 1995 as a way to preserve the scientific and humanistic legacy of a woman whose career as a nutritional anthropologist contributed to an understanding of the cultural interface between diet and health.

For more information, contact Helen Sheehy, social sciences librarian, at hms2@psu.edu or 814-863-1347 or Amy Paster, head of the Life Sciences Library, at alp4@psu.edu or 814-865-3708.

Last Updated February 05, 2016