Leadership in American Indian Scholarship and Research.
By creating an environment in which quality research and scholarship related to American Indians is strengthened and nurtured, the University can become the premier university in the East for American Indian research and knowledge dissemination.
Create an environment for quality scholarship related to American Indian issues and topics:
- Establishing an intellectual climate through ongoing conferences, speakers and related intellectual programs.
- Hosting visiting scholars, in fields from law to public health, who could act as a catalyst for research and teaching, and provide public lectures.
- Assisting faculty and student researchers in partnering with Native communities.
- Ensuring Native perspectives and cultures are included in research projects across campus.
Generates external funding from federal agencies, foundations, and private donors, to support American Indian research and scholarship and for a variety of programs serving the Native community:
- Researching funding opportunities.
- Writing and submitting funding proposals for research and other services to state and federal agencies and to private foundations.
- Meeting with representatives of federal agencies and private foundations with funding opportunities.
- Actively seeking gifts from private individuals in support of Center activities and other campus events and initiatives.
Assist faculty and students in obtaining external support:
- Researching funding opportunities, serving as a clearinghouse and disseminating this information to the campus community.
- Acting as a liaison and facilitating campus funding proposals to federal agencies and private foundations.
- Facilitating partnerships among faculty and students and with Native leaders and communities.
- Communicating with American Indian alumni and friends about Carolina research and campus programs and initiatives related to Native communities.
- Encouraging private support of Carolina programs and initiatives by American Indian alumni and friends.
Collaborates with other universities and colleges that serve American Indian students to gain external funding for mutual, collaborative endeavors:
- Working with UNC Pembroke and Western Carolina University to identify common goals and objectives and areas for collaboration.
- Working in partnership with other colleges as appropriate to garner resources in support of common goals.
- Identifying potential funding sources, making application, and generating funding in support of collaborative educational and research efforts.