The American Indian College Fund (the College Fund) has been awarded a two-year, $250,000 grant from The Henry Luce Foundation to strengthen leadership at tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) and the institutions they serve in American Indian communities.
The money will benefit four TCU research initiatives, which include hosting an annual TCU Faculty Research Convening; publishing the annual TCU Research Journal (TCURJ); hosting an annual writing retreat for faculty to develop their manuscripts; and offering professional development stipends for conference attendance.
“The College Fund appreciates that faculty at our tribal colleges and universities are diverse in how they educate and support students,” said Cheryl Crazy Bull, president and CEO of the College Fund. “Among their many talents are their skills with community based, culturally relevant research, writing, and student engagement. We are delighted to partner with the Henry Luce Foundation to continue our shared commitment to building TCU faculty’s capabilities.”