The 2020 Education and High School Fellowship Program is scheduled to start June 15 and end on June 19, 2020. Participants spend the duration of their fellowship in Washington, DC.
• Education and High School Fellowships are for faculty and staff at 1994 Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) and Secondary Education Superintendents, Principals, Agricultural and/or District Level Teachers working for Bureau of Indian Education designated high schools.
• For a full list of eligible 1994 Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), please visit: https://nifa.usda.gov/resource/1994-land-grant-colleges-and-universities-map.
• For a full list of eligible high schools, please visit: https://bie.edu/Schools/.
• Science Fellowships are for science and research faculty at 1994 Tribal Colleges and Universities. Applicants should identify any specific areas of science and research of interest in their application.
• For a full list of eligible 1994 Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), please visit: https://nifa.usda.gov/resource/1994-land-grant-colleges-and-universities-map
Your application package consists of the following items, which should be submitted as email attachments, and all of which much be received by the application deadline of February 12, 2020, for your application to be considered complete:
1. Completed Application Form (PDF)
a. Hand written applications will not be accepted, please complete electronically.
a. For the Education/High School Fellowship: A 500-800-word statement describing:
i. Your interest in partnering with USDA and how you envision the fellowship will impact you, your institution’s program;
ii. Any relevant work history with your institution and/or its surrounding community; and,
iii. Finally describe how you plan to share information acquired during your fellowship with colleagues, students, and other interested individuals. (Word or PDF format)
b. For the Science Fellowship: A 800-1000-word statement describing:
i. Your interest in partnering with USDA;
ii. The specific research topic/interests you wish to pursue in partnership with USDA;
iii. How you envisionthe fellowship will impact you, your institution’s programs, and your work with your institution and its community.; and
iv. Describe how you plan to share information acquired during your fellowship with colleagues, students, and other interested individuals. (Word or PDF format)
• Applicants are encouraged to visit the following links to identify several USDA scientists and/or research locations that conduct work targeting your research interests. As you identify potential locations, be sure to include those proposed research locations as part of your essay.
3. CV/Resume (Word or PDF format) 3-4 Page Limit
• All documents should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Here’s the link: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/2020-tribal-fellowship-application.pdf
If you have any questions, please contact Lawrence A. Shorty, at 202-720-7265 or email@example.com.