The goal of the Montana INBRE Native American Graduate Fellowship is to provide an opportunity for highly motivated Native American students who have demonstrated leadership potential in the biomedical, social and behavioral health sciences, as well as in the development of STEM programs and research in tribal colleges, to pursue their doctoral degree. In some cases, applications for study at the master’s degree level will be considered, though applicants are strongly encouraged to pursue the Ph.D. as their terminal degree.
Fellows will have the opportunity to work closely with a mentor or mentors in a program of study and to immerse themselves fully in their coursework and research. Montana INBRE will provide a year-round stipend so that fellows can devote 100-percent effort towards their degree as full-time graduate students. Through regularly scheduled meetings with program staff, fellows will learn about best practices in reporting and presentation. Fellows at the Ph.D. level will also be provided funds to attend one national meeting annually in their area of interest. Master’s level students who are presenting at a professional conference also are eligible to apply for graduate travel awards.