Native American and Indigenous Studies Cluster Requirements

The following requirements are in addition to, or further elaborate upon, those requirements outlined in The Graduate School Policy Guide.

  • Complete cluster course requirements by taking three courses that address NAIS topics or scholarship. 
  • Attend Center-sponsored conversations and events on research and professionalization with visiting speakers through attendance and workshops.
  • Attend major conferences in NAIS (such as NAISA annual meeting) to present scholarship and attend panels (Center funding will be available for both attendance and presentations)
  • Apply for and attend Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies summer institute and spring workshop and fellowships (1 graduate student/organization is allowed to attend the institute and workshop each year.  Students apply to the Consortium liaison at each campus. Consortium students are also eligible to apply for summer fellowships).
  • Participate in mentoring workshops with faculty and postdoctoral fellows
  • Present on research at end of year symposia
  • Attend workshops on academic and alt-ac career opportunities hosted by the Center and TGS
  • Engage in activism on and off campus related to NAIS issues
  • Opportunity to serve on planning committee, chaired by cluster director, to select visiting speakers and themes for professionalization events and to organize these events
  • Opportunity to serve as graduate student representative on NAIS Center steering committee (one position, rotating)