2018 ITC Research Scholarship

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The Intertribal Timber Council (ITC), in partnership with the USDA Forest Service Southern Research

Station is pleased to announce scholarship opportunities for Native American students who are planning

or currently conducting tribally relevant research in a natural resource issue.

Deadline: Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 5:00 p.m. PST

Award: Up to $4,000

Purpose: The ITC Research Scholarship is designed to support tribally relevant, natural resource based,

research being conducted by Native American scholars (graduate or undergraduate).

Required Material: The ITC Research Sub‐Committee will review and rank only those applications that

completely address the following criteria:

A. Letter of Application: The letter must include your name, permanent mailing address, email

address and phone number. Discuss your current educational program and how the proposed

research fits into both your degree in natural resources and your future plans.

B. Resume

C. Evidence of validated enrollment in a federally recognized tribe or Alaska Native Corporation,

as established by the U.S. Government. A photocopy of your enrollment card, front and back, or

Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) is sufficient.

D. Mini Research Proposal: Please keep this concise (4 page maximum not counting budget and

justification). Required elements include a) abstract stating research merit and explaining how

this research is relevant to tribal natural resource interests b) timeline and methodology c)

dissemination plan, including a tribal component d) budget and budget justification

E. Letters of reference/support from an Academic advisor or committee member is required.

Additionally, a second letter of support from a tribal resource manager or a tribal

representative with tribal approval of the project or the relevancy of the project to the tribe is


All requested material must be received by close of business (5:00 p.m. PST) January 31, 2018.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applications should be submitted electronically by email (, or (fax 503 282 1274).

Questions regarding the application process can be submitted to ITC ( (phone 503‐

282‐4296) or Adrian Leighton, chair of the ITC Research Sub‐Committee (

Native American

Natural Resource

Research Scholarship