We support tribal college and university (TCU) faculty and staff through fellowships, professional development grants, and scholarly research opportunities.
Faculty and staff play a critical role in creating a thriving academic environment at tribal colleges and universities (TCUs). They teach, develop culturally relevant curricula and programs, support students, serve on committees, conduct place-based research, participate in community service, and serve as leaders at their institutions.
The College Fund, in partnership with TCUs, recognizes that faculty and staff development are essential to the success of students and the future growth and sustainability of TCUs. To that end, we have offered faculty development programming since 2004. Our work is guided by a five-member Faculty Advisory Board.
We currently support faculty and staff in numerous ways: fellowships to earn a graduate degree, professional development grants, support for conducting and disseminating research, and networking opportunities.
Through these activities, we help them earn advanced degrees and add to the intellectual capital of tribal colleges and Native communities.