Indige-FEWSS Traineeship

Thank you for your interest!

IndigeFEWSS is no longer accepting applications for the Traineeship, which concludes in 2022.

Interested in working with and within Indigenous communities at the FEWS nexus? Check out the Graduate Interdisciplinary Program's PhD Minor "Indigenous Food, Energy, & Water Systems

The University of Arizona offers many funding and training opportunities for graduate students.
Visit the Graduate College and its Office of Fellowships for more information. 


Applications are closed.
The final Trainee cohort will participate during the 2021-2022 academic year.

New and Current UArizona MS and PhD students

  • Areas of study by UA College:
    • College of Agriculture & Life Sciences 
    • College of Applied Science & Technology
    • College of Education
    • College of Engineering
    • College of Optical Sciences
    • College of Science
    • College of Social & Behavioral Sciences 
  • U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Students from traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply
  • Current and new University of Arizona graduate students who are based in Tucson for their studies

What's included in the Traineeship?

  • Trainees stay in the program until degree is received
  • Stipend of $34,000
  • Full tuition remission, payment of mandatory fees and student health insurance
  • MS trainees receive 1 year of funding
  • PhD trainees receive 2 years of funding ~ CAVEAT: PhD candidates in the Fall 2021 cohort may receive only 1 year of funding
  • PhD trainees take the GIDP Minor "Indigenous Food, Energy, & Water Systems" 
  • Internship experience
  • Professional Development training 
  • Cultural Humility training 
  • Cultural immersion and pilot project on Navajo Nation


Questions about the Traineeship?

Watch the Q&A session with lead PI Karletta Chief and current trainees to learn more about the program. 

Email questions to the Program Coordinator, Cara Duncan Shopa, at


More information for Trainees and Future Trainees

Traineeship FAQ

Learn more about funding, arrival on campus, training, advising, course requirements and more.

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Trainee Duties & Responsibilities

Understand the NSF-NRT Indige-FEWSS Trainee duties and responsibilities, as well as the timeline for the program.

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Traineeship Checklist

Trainees keep track of deliverables and keep organized with this checklist. 

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Helpful Links

Indige-FEWSS Program Information

Learn more about the Indigenous Food, Energy & Water Security and Sovereignty program.

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GIDP PhD Minor Information

The GIDP PhD minor in Indigenous Food, Energy, and Water Systems is required for all Trainees, regardless of degree program.

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UArizona Graduate Programs

Find out more about graduate degree programs and areas of research at the University of Arizona.

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UArizona Graduate Admissions

Graduate students apply for programs using the online portal “GradApp”.

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Resume and CV Tips

Check out the University of Arizona Graduate College's helpful resources for writing resumes and CVs.

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