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UNM Divison for Equity & Inclusion Indigenous Research Experience & Scholarship I-RES

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The UNM Division for Equity & Inclusion (DEI) has been awarded funding for faculty to hire student research assistants in UNM units or departments through the fiscal year. Research will focus on or be closely related to agriculture, natural resources, engineering, business, or clean energy.

See funding request form.

Application Criteria
  • To receive funding from IRD, Tribal affiliation is required.
  • Enrolled as UNM undergraduate or graduate student
  • Minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Progress towards respective degree program required (not on academic probation)
  • At the end of the semester, funding recipients are required to submit a testimony (students can choose the medium they want to use for the testimony, i.e. paragraph, 20-30 second podcast) to DEI, as required by IRD. These testimonies are to be received from each of the students who participated in a research experience sponsored by IRD including: their major, how the experience helped them professionally, and their tribal affiliation. For each testimony, IRD will need media releases to be able to use them for reports and as a way of example to other students and institutions.
Application Deadline
Date: March 11
Application Form

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Faculty Commitment

Position must focus on developming students' research identity and provide mentored experience in research.