Welcome to the Center for American Indian & Indigenous Studies (CAIIS)

A premier research center for teaching, research, and service in the field of American Indian and Indigenous Studies at the University of Washington.

Contact Us
Padelford Hall C-514
Box 354305
(206) 543-9082
email: caiis@uw.edu

Explore New Programs & Funding Opportunities

New CAIIS Programs to support current and future Native American and Indigenous Studies students, faculty, and staff. 

AIIS Scholars Program

Faculty & Staff Career Advancement

Travel and Research Grant

Research Family Experiences

Native Pathways Program

Native Knowledge @ UW:  Event Sponsorship

GCAIIS Meet & Greet 01/30

We are excited to announce that, starting this winter quarter, the Department of American Indian Studies is offering a new Graduate Certificate in American Indian and Indigenous Studies. The...

Native Knowledge @ UW

Creating space for forms of knowing at UW through Event Co-Sponsorship and Guest Speaker Funding Opportunities. Central to our goal of fostering American Indian and Indigenous Studies at the UW is...

Travel and Research Grants

CAIIS awards small grants (up to $2,000) to help offset costs associated with conference, research, networking, and community outreach travel. Applications for the Fall are closed. The...

Faculty & Staff Career Advancement

Awards support the professional development needs of faculty and staff in the field of American Indian and Indigenous Studies. Expenses related to travel are not covered by these funds. Applications...

American Indian & Indigenous Studies (AIIS) Scholars Program

A monthly workshop, with the goal of supporting scholars to complete research projects that are key to their professional advancement. In support of the professional development of graduate students...

Research Family Experiences

An undergraduate-level Indigenous Research Academy in the Indigenous humanities Research Families reflects an intergenerational approach to cohort-building. Each Research Family opportunity is...

News

GCAIIS Meet & Greet 01/30

We are excited to announce that, starting this winter quarter, the Department of American Indian Studies is offering a new Graduate Certificate in American Indian and Indigenous Studies. The...

UW Graduate School to get first Indigenous studies program

By Lilli Trompke Contributing writerDec 3, 2019 Updated Dec 5, 2019 Graduate student Laura De Vos had been trying to put together courses for her dissertation focused on Indigenous...

Public Statement in Support of Dr. Holly Barker’s Scholarship

The Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies (CAIIS), the Department Of American Indian Studies and the Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Native Art at the University of...

CAIIS receives $1.8M grant

wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House – is one of the campus partners in the UW Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies. Programs to support current and future Native American students, along...

GCAIIS Meet & Greet 01/30

We are excited to announce that, starting this winter quarter, the Department of American Indian Studies is offering a new Graduate Certificate in American Indian and Indigenous Studies. The...

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