UArizona Haury Tribal Resilience Initiative Recruitment Grants Spring 2021

UArizona Haury Tribal Resilience Initiative Recruitment Grants Spring 2021

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

The Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice in 2020 announced its new Tribal Resilience Initiative (TRI). The TRI has two primary components: (1) to support tribal and Indigenous research and policy outreach that furthers water resilience goals of Native American and Indigenous communities, and that displays respect for traditional knowledge and for tribal sovereignty; and (2) to strengthen the academic pipeline for Native American and Indigenous students and scholars, with an emphasis on UArizona programs and people.

In furtherance of these goals, and in light of the special challenges facing UArizona and our Native American and Indigenous programs and partners during the COVID-19 crisis, the Haury Program will award up to ten one-time grants in Spring of 2021 to support the following:

  • Recruitment and support of scholars (faculty, researchers, staff) whose teaching, scholarship, or outreach centers on matters relevant to Native American and Indigenous resilience
  • Recently hired faculty whose teaching, scholarship, or outreach centers on matters relevant to Native American and Indigenous resilience
  • Recruitment of masters and doctoral candidates who bring knowledge and experience on matters relevant to Native American and Indigenous resilience
  • Recruitment of researchers or staff to support on-going Haury Program funded Navajo Nation water research and outreach projects to sustain these projects or help carry them into new directions with maximum impact

Each one-time award will be for $18,000.

Special consideration will be given to applications to support people (1) whose work addresses the severe water access challenges that face Native American and Indigenous communities, especially those facing Native American communities within Arizona; and (2) who have significant expertise or experience that relates to tribal customs and governance, and to traditional knowledge, and ways of approaching resilience challenges of Native American and Indigenous communities that respect both.

To apply:
The one-time awards will be made on a rolling basis and evaluated as they are received.

To be considered please submit a one-page letter signed by the relevant Department head or Dean to: Toni Massaro, Haury Program Interim Director, along with the CV of the candidate. The letter and CV should be emailed to: massaro@arizona.edu with a copy to nancypetersen@arizona.edu

The letter should address the following items:

  1. The person or program’s candidate’s areas of interest research, teaching and outreach, experience and other relevant qualifications.
  2. If applicable, the proposed candidate’s status as a member of a federally recognized tribe.
  3. The expected specific contributions to the UArizona and Native American and Indigenous communities’ pipeline through this hire.
  4. How the funds will be used.

For questions: please contact haury@email.arizona.edu 

Download a PDF version of the call for proposals