$300,000 Pledged to American Indian College Fund for Tribal College Faculty Fellowships

Sep 13, 2011

The American Indian College Fund is set to expand the  Sloan STEM Leadership Fellowship Program thanks to a generous infusion of grant funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.  Over the next three years, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation will grant a total of $300,000 to expand the Sloan STEM Leadership Fellowship Program, which provides funding to tribal college faculty currently pursuing masters or doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  The goal of the program is to enhance the educational atmosphere at the tribal colleges.

“Completion of a graduate degree is a key step in faculty development,” said Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Program Director Elizabeth S. Boylan. “The Foundation is excited to partner with the American Indian College Fund in its important efforts to support promising STEM faculty at tribal colleges, efforts that will, in turn, provide benefits to both the faculty and their students.”

This grant will award two Sloan STEM Leadership Fellowship awards annually, for a total of six awards over the next three years.