Monday, February 27, 2012

NAP Weekly Announcements - Winter 2012 - Week 9


Community Dinner with David Treuer
February 27, 2012 
6:00 p.m.
NAD House


February 28, 2012
4:00 p.m.
Carson L01
Dartmouth College
Sponsored by the Edward and Molly Scheu Fund

David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. Now a professor of literature and creative writing at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, Treuer is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, the 1996 Minnesota Book Award, and fellowships from the NEH, Bush Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundation. He is the author of three novels and a book of criticism. Treuer received an A.B. from Princeton University and a Ph.D. from University of Michigan, both in Anthropology.

2. Lunch and Lecture with Rayna Green

The Hood Museum of Art invites you to have lunch with Rayna Green, Curator and Director of the American Indian Program in the Hood Conference Room on Wednesday, February 29. Lunch will be available from 12:00 Noon to 1:30 PM and you are welcome to come and go as you need.

Rayna will present a lecture that evening in Loew Auditorium  at 5:30 PM about battling stereotypes.

3. Female Subjects for Psychology Study
The Psychology department at Dartmouth is currently looking for female subjects to participate in a couple of studies. Subjects will of course be compensated for their time ($20/hr for fMRI, $10/hr for
behavioral experiments), and depending on the study you participate in, you could be entered into a raffle to win an iPad2! If you're interested, please fill out the following survey and you could be
eligible to participate in one or more studies.

If you have any questions, feel free to blitz Chloe Greenbaum at

4. Harvard Kennedy School 
Harvard Kennedy School maintains an abiding commitment to advancing the public interest by training skilled, enlightened leaders and solving public problems through world-class scholarship and active
engagement with practitioners and decision makers. The school offers the depth, reflection, insight, and excellence of ideas and teaching that can shape future leaders, affect public policies, and make an
impact on people and their daily lives. We offer master’s degrees in public policy and public administration. We are looking for future leaders who are committed to public service and passionate about making a difference in their communities and in the world. In addition, we value diversity, with the belief that a diverse student body further enhances the learning experience. In particular, we seek applications from women and underrepresented groups.

If you have further questions, please visit or email Please RSVP to We hope you can make it!

April 5 at 12:30 PM at Career Services

5. SAIGE Conference
"Serving our People, Serving our Nations: Native Visions for Future Generations"
Ninth Annual National Training Program Youth Program
Organized by Society of American Indian Government Employees
June 3-8, 2012
Denver, Colorado, at the Omni Interlocken Hotel
Deadline: Completed application packets must be postmarked or electronic copies sent no later than April 15, 2012
JoAnn Brant, Program Coordinator (

6. Newberry American Indian Studies Seminar
Academic Year 2012-13, September-May
Deadline: April 25, 2012
Contact: Seminar Coordinator Dr. Scott Manning Stevens

The seminar provides a forum for works-in-progress that explore topics in American Indian Studies. We encourage the submission of proposals for seminar papers that examine a wide variety of subjects relating to American Indian and Indigenous history and culture broadly conceived.  We welcome proposals from scholars working in a wide range of academic fields, and are particularly interested in interdisciplinary approaches.

The seminar is open to graduate students, faculty members and independent scholars. Graduate students and junior faculty in the early-writing stages who wish to present work are especially encouraged to apply. To maximize time for discussion, papers are circulated electronically in advance. Priority is given to individuals who are at a stage of their research at which they can best profit from discussion. The seminar meets during the academic year from September through May, usually on Wednesday afternoons from 5:30pm to 6:30pm, at the Newberry Library.

To propose a paper, please send a one-page proposal, a statement explaining the relationship of the paper to your other work, and a brief C.V. via email Please send all materials as a PDF attachment.

7. Dirksen Congressional Center Research Award 
Grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. 
The Center, named for the late Senate Minority Leader Everett M. Dirksen, is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and educational organization devoted to the study of Congress and its leaders. Applications are accepted at any time, but the deadline is March 1 for the annual selections, which are announced in April. A total of up to $35,000 will be available in 2012.   

The competition is open to individuals with a serious interest in studying Congress. Political scientists, historians, biographers, scholars of public administration or American studies, and journalists are among those eligible. The Center encourages graduate students who have successfully defended their dissertation prospectus to apply and awards a significant portion of the funds for dissertation research. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who reside in the United States.    

The awards program does not fund undergraduate or pre-Ph.D. study. Organizations are not eligible. Research teams of two or more individuals are eligible. No institutional overhead or indirect costs may be claimed against a Congressional Research Award.    

Download the Word document -- Congressional Research Award Application -- and complete the required entries. You may send the application as a Word or PDF attachment to an e-mail directed to Frank Mackaman at Please insert the following in the Subject Line:    
"CRA Application [insert your surname]." 

The Congressional Research Award Application contains the following elements: Applicant Information, Congressional Research Award Project Description, Project Description, Budget, Curriculum Vita, Reference Letter, and Overhead Waiver Letter.    

The entire application when printed must NOT exceed ten pages. This total does NOT include the reference letter (one additional page) or the Overhead Waiver Letter (one additional page). Applications which exceed the page limit and incomplete applications will NOT be forwarded to the screening committee for consideration.    

All application materials must be received on or before March 1, 2012. Awards will be announced in April 2012.    

8. Interested in Public Health?
Do you have any interest in working in the field of Public Health someday? Are you unsure? Are you at least a sophomore student up to a graduating senior? Jared Dunlap needs to bring in over 10+ Native students with the new CDC-funded Summer Public Health Scholars Program at Columbia. Experience Columbia University and work with NYC-based community organizations, receive a stipend, housing, and a summer in NYC. What could be better? IF INTERESTED - Contact Jared Dunlap at