AAIP 18th National Native American Youth Initiative
AAIP is accepting applications for the 18th National Native American Youth Initiative (NNAYI) , which will be held on the George Washington University campus in Washington D.C., July 1-10, 2016. American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) high school students, ages 16 - 18, who have an interest in the health field and/or biomedical research are encouraged to apply. Selected high school students will receive a scholarship that will cover airfare, lodging, and most meals during the NNAYI program. NNAYI's curriculum is strategically designed to prepare high school students for admission to college and professional schools, as well as for careers in health and biomedical research.
Applications and supporting materials are due Friday, May 13, 2016.
NIDDK Announces Travel Awards to AAIP's 45th Annual Meeting and Health Conference!
A limited number of travel awards will be offered to American Indian/Alaska Native undergraduate students who may have an interest in biomedical research relating to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) mission areas, including diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism, nutrition, obesity, and digestive, liver, urologic, kidney and hematologic diseases. As a recipient of this award, students will receive paid travel expenses, lodging and per diem to the AAIP Annual Conference that will be held in Oakland, California on August 11-14, 2016. Students will be required to attend a Workshop on NIDDK Research Training Opportunities while at the Annual Conference.
To apply for a travel award , students must submit an AAIP Primary Data Sheet, have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and have an interest in NIDDK scientific research areas. The deadline to submit an application and all required documentation is Friday, June 24, 2016.
Healthy, Active Native Communities $5,000 Mini-Award
The Association of American Indian Physicians' (AAIP ) is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 Healthy, Active Native Communities (HANC ) Mini-Awards! AAIP's mission is to support innovative, culturally sensitive, effective approaches to prevent obesity and improve nutrition and physical activity in American Indian communities. Mini-awards are available to Tribal Health Departments that use the monies to adapt and implement the CDC Winnable Battles Strategies and/or The Guide to Community Preventive Services 'Recommended Strategies' to engage their community in improving health. The AAIP intends to fund proposals that result in environmental, systematic, and/or policy change so that the results are sustainable, rather than one-time events.
2016 Champions for Change program
The Center for Native American Youth's (CNAY ) Champions for Change (CFC ) is a youth leadership program that recognizes outstanding young Native leaders, supports the development of their leadership and advocacy skills, and promotes hope in Indian Country. Each year, CNAY selects five exceptional Native youth ages 14 to 22 to serve as Champions for Change.
Champions for Change are individuals who initiate programs, events, or other efforts that are improving the lives of fellow youth in Indian Country. Champions demonstrate passion and excellence in leadership and serve as active, vocal and enthusiastic advocates for youth in their communities.
The CFC program connects youth leaders with resource materials, organizations, and individuals that expand the reach of their youth-led initiatives. The CFC program is a great way for young people to improve their skills, expand their networks, and elevate Native youth priorities for greater impact throughout Indian Country.
The CFC application deadline is January 11, 2016
Nike N7 Fund
The N7 Fund is committed to creating early positive experiences in sport and physical activity for Native American and Aboriginal youth in North America. Organizations that support Native American and Aboriginal communities through sport and physical activity programming for youth can apply.
The N7 Fund grant cycle is now open. The application will be available until November 15, 2015, 11:59PM PST.Click here to view the online application.
Promising Program Grants
The purpose of the Promising Program Grant is to partner with Native communities to support projects that strategically target childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes prevention through existing youth focused physical activity and/or healthy nutrition programs. Grants are awarded up to $40,000 each.
Capacity Building Grants
These grants assist Native communities in developing culturally appropriate childhood obesity prevention strategies by providing resources and technical assistance. Grants of up to $20,000 each will be awarded to support projects that strategically target childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes prevention through community health assessments, community planning and capacity building.
The application deadline for both grant opportunities is January 22nd, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. MST.
Applications will be accepted from throughout the U.S. However preference will be given to grantees from the following states: Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
The purpose of the Native Agriculture and Food Systems Scholarship Program is to encourage more Native American college students to enter these fields so that they can better assist their communities with these efforts. In an attempt to increase the number of students entering these fields, First Nations will award five $1,000 scholarships annually to Native American college students majoring in agriculture and agriculture-related fields, including but not limited to: agribusiness management, agriscience technologies, agronomy, animal husbandry, aquaponics, fisheries and wildlife, food production and safety, food-related policy and legislation, horticulture, irrigation science, plant-based nutrition, and sustainable agriculture or food systems.
Catching the Dream (CTD) is a national Native American scholarship program providing support and financial resources to students in Indian Country. CTD actively seeks Native high school students with academic potential from all regions of the country and help prepare them for college.
CTD Scholarships are offered for the fall, summer, and spring semesters to recognize and reward outstanding student achievement. The application includes a letter of recommendation, essay, application form, and a scholarship search record (minimum requirement of 50 searches).
To learn more, please visit Catching the Dream .
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics program (S-STEM) addresses the need for a high quality STEM workforce in areas of national priorities. The program seeks to increase the success of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need who are pursuing associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The program provides awards to Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) to fund scholarships, and to enhance and study effective curricular and co-curricular activities that support recruitment, retention, student success, and graduation in STEM. The S-STEM program encourages collaborations among different types of partners: Partnerships among different types of institutions, collaborations of STEM faculty and educational and social science researchers, or partnerships among institutions of higher education and business and industry.
The program seeks:
The S-STEM program particularly encourages proposals from 2-year institutions, Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), and urban public and rural institutions.
Students who are interested in scholarships should contact their Institution's Office of Financial Aid to inquire about this and other scholarship opportunities. Students who are awarded S-STEM scholarships must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, nationals, or refugees.
Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program (TCRGP)
This program was designed to assist 1994 Land-Grant Institutions (Tribal Colleges) in building institutional research capacity through applied projects that address student educational needs and solve community, reservation or regional problems. Awards are to be made on the basis of a competitive review process. Collaboration with 1862 or 1890 Land Grant Institutions is a requirement. Eligible institutions may propose projects in any discipline of the food and agricultural sciences.
More Information on Eligibility
Grant applications submitted under this program must certify that the research to be conducted will be performed in collaboration with at least one 1862 or 1890 Land-Grant college or university.
For additional information, please visit Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program (TCRGP)
Farm to School Grant Program
The purpose of the USDA Farm to School Grant Program is to assist eligible entities in implementing farm to school programs that improve access to local foods in eligible schools. On an annual basis, USDA awards up to $5 million in competitive grants for training, supporting operations, planning, purchasing equipment, developing school gardens, developing partnerships, and implementing farm to school programs.
For more information, please see the RFA on the USDA Farm to School Grants website , along with an updated FAQ, information on past grant projects, and more.
First Food Grants
We support a broad-based approach to first food that seeks to accelerate a cultural shift in the acceptance of breastfeeding and recognition of its benefits to children and their mothers. Our approach emphasizes working with communities where health disparities are most prevalent, and where mothers and children will benefit the most from increased breastfeeding. By supporting community-based approaches to supporting breastfeeding moms, we help advocates learn what works in vulnerable communities.
We support organizations that expand community supports for mothers and families, improve hospital and workplace environments to make breastfeeding easier, encourage new social norms for breastfeeding and strengthen the network of groups working together to increase breastfeeding rates. We invest in a number of national, state and local organizations across the United States and in tribal nations committed to supporting mothers who want to breastfeed. By funding local efforts, we improve breastfeeding rates in our priority places. And by seeding a national movement, advancing research and advocating for change, we create systems to support mothers in breastfeeding.
For additional information, please visit the Kellogg Foundation .
The Ventures Scholars Program is a national membership program designed to help underrepresented and first-generation college-bound students interested in pursuing math- and science-based careers link to information, resources, and opportunities that will help them successfully pursue their career goals.
The Program collaborates with colleges, universities, professional associations, and organizations nationwide (VSP Partners) and offers a variety of tools to link students to the partners' information, resources, and opportunities. The Program also invites parents/guardians and guidance counselors to receive these resources, too.
For more information, please visit the Ventures Scholars Program website .