Student Indigenous Knowledge Research Awards—Call for proposals

Penn State University Libraries and the Interinstitutional Consortium for Indigenous Knowledge (ICIK) announce a call for proposals for the 3rd annual Student Indigenous Knowledge Research Awards on topics that focus on aspects of indigenous knowledge. Application deadline is February 15, 2015. A maximum amount of $2,000 per project will be awarded.

All full-time Penn State students, undergraduate and graduate, at any Penn State campus, including Penn State World Campus, are eligible to apply. Research, to be conducted between April 2015 and January 2016, must be related to an approved topic for an undergraduate capstone course or approved honors, masters or doctoral thesis topics. This is a competitive award process and proposal requirements are available at If proposal is funded, recipient is required to present research findings or project results at a fall 2015 or spring 2016 ICIK seminar.

The awards are funded by the University Libraries’ Marjorie Grant Whiting Endowment for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledge. The endowment was created in 2008 with a gift from the California-based Marjorie Grant Whiting Center for Humanity, Arts and the Environment, established after Whiting’s death in 1995 as a way of preserving the scientific and humanistic legacy of a woman whose long and successful career as a nutritional anthropologist contributed to an understanding of the cultural interface between diet and health among people around the world.

For more information, please contact Helen Sheehy, head of the Social Sciences and Maps Libraries, at or 814-863-1347 or Amy Paster, head of the Life Sciences Library, at or 814-865-3708.