Native American & Indigenous Engagement and Partnerships

The Office of Research Advancement and Partnerships (ORAP) is collaborating with the Office of Tribal Relations to promote research at WSU in partnership with Native American Tribal communities. WSU is home to researchers with diverse backgrounds and expertise who work collaboratively with Indigenous communities to conduct research and creative production that is responsive to the needs of those communities. The purpose of this initiative is to support this critical work, particularly as it aligns with WSU Executive Policy 41 and the memorandum of understanding with regional Tribal nations, through grants, trainings, and research development support.

Tribal Engagement and Consultation Mini Grants

A competition will be held in Spring 2024 for grants of up to $1,500 in support of researchers who demonstrate experience collaborating with Native communities and are seeking funds for tribal outreach and engagement on a current or new project that will lead to the submission of an extramural grant proposal. Funds can be utilized for activities (e.g., travel, listening sessions, tribal elder or cultural specialist stipends, participant honorariums, etc.) that enhance the research partnership. Proposals are due May 15 and funds will be available for use in Summer 2024 or the 2024–2025 academic year.

For more details or to submit a proposal, visit the program webpage.

Native and Indigenous Research Funding Opportunities

ORAP has collected a list of external funding opportunities in a wide range of fields that may be of interest to scholars working in Tribal communities: browse the list.