Call for Applicants: 2020 Whiting Indigenous Knowledge Student Research Awards

By: Devin McDuffie

Penn State graduate and undergraduate students are invited to submit proposals to conduct research between April 2020 and January 2021 on topics that focus on aspects of indigenous
knowledge. This is a competitive process. A maximum amount of $1,500 per project will be awarded. Funding is made available through the M. G. Whiting Endowment for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledge.

To apply, you must be a currently enrolled Penn State University student. Research must be related to an approved honors thesis topic, approved masters or doctoral thesis topic, approved topic for undergraduate capstone course, etc. If your proposal is funded, you will be required to present your research findings and/or project results at a fall 2020 or spring 2021 ICIK seminar. You will also be required to write an article highlighting the indigenous knowledge aspects of your project for publication in the ICIK journal: IK: Other Ways of Knowing.

We are also looking for faculty volunteers to review proposals.

The proposal deadline is: Feb. 23, 2020

For more information on the M.G. Whiting Indigenous Knowledge Student Research Awards, contact Mark Mattson, global partnerships and outreach librarian, at 814-863-2480 or