<< Go Back to Faculty Development Applications Recommendation Letter for Mellon Graduate Hours Fellowship Application Thank you for your willingness to provide a letter of recommendation for an applicant to the Graduate Hours Fellowship program at the American Indian College Fund! The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and American Indian College Fund have partnered to support faculty members at tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) who need to complete graduate credit hours in the fields they teach or to teach in new areas to meet accreditation requirements. The Mellon Graduate Hours Fellowship specifically supports faculty seeking to complete graduate credits in the humanities and humanistic social sciences, which includes sociology, history, Native American studies, linguistics, and the arts. Fellowships are awarded for a period of up to three consecutive semesters and up to $15,000. Fellowships may be used for tuition, fees, required equipment or supplies, and books. We ask each applicant to submit one letter of recommendation from an academic officer at their tribal college. We are seeking your candid evaluation of the applicant’s range of abilities and accomplishments and ability to complete the required credits. In your 1-2 page letter, please address the following questions: How long have you known the applicant? What is your evaluation of the applicant’s abilities and accomplishments, and ability to complete the required credits? Which courses does the applicant currently teach for your college/university? What courses will the applicant teach after completing the required graduate credits? In what ways will the applicant's graduate study strengthen instruction, curriculum development and program development at your tribal college/university? How would you characterize the applicant’s past commitment to and future ability to contribute to the tribal college community? What other noteworthy qualities and accomplishments does the applicant have that may not appear on a transcript or CV? Please write your letter on letterhead, add your signature at the bottom, and save the document as a PDF. Deadline for recommendation letter: We are accepting applications for this fellowship on a rolling basis through May 15, 2023. However, we cannot begin reviewing an application until all materials have been submitted, including the recommendation letter. You have two options to submit your letter of recommendation: Upload your signed letter using the form below; or Email your letter to Heidi Normandin (firstname.lastname@example.org). Heidi Normandin Faculty Development Program Officer American Indian College Fund 8333 Greenwood Blvd. Denver, CO 80221Applicant Name *Upload Recommendation LetterChoose FileNo file chosenDelete uploaded fileSubmitPlease do not fill in this field.