Month: July 2016

AISES National Conference Travel Award – Apply by September 7th!

The Annual AISES National Conference is a one-of-kind, three-day event focusing on educational, professional and workforce development! Attendees include American Indian high school and college students, educators, professionals, tribal nations and tribal enterprises, universities, corporations, and government agencies!

AISES is pleased to announce that it will begin accepting applications for travel scholarships to this year’s National Conference in Minneapolis, MN November 10-12, 2016.  These scholarships will provide travel assistance to college students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.  Students must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students at an accredited two-year college or four-year college/university or a full-time student and enrolled in a program leading to an academic degree.

Award Amount:

Awards will vary in amount and are meant to help cover the following expenses: roundtrip airfare, lodging, and conference registration. Any remaining funds after those items will help to cover the cost of other associated travel costs and/or meals.

Once an award is made, AISES will:

  • Purchase roundtrip airfare;
  • Make hotel accommodations, students will be assigned a roommate; and
  • Send awardees a code to register themselves.

Meals not provided at the conference, parking fees, and transportation to the airport are the student’s responsibility.  Likewise, expenses that exceed the scholarship amount are the student’s responsibility.  AISES will only provide lodging for three (4) nights on November 9, 10, and 11, 2016.  Students’ travel days will be Wednesday, November 9th and Sunday, November 13, 2016.

Travel scholarship winners must attend all events and abide by the AISES Code of Conduct.  Failure to attend all scheduled events and violating the AISES Code of Conduct will result in the forfeiture of all or a portion of the scholarship. View the AISES code of conduct.


Eligible students must be pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.  Students must be enrolled as full-time students in their field of study during the fall 2016 semester.

Applicants MUST meet all of the following criteria:

  • Must have a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher cumulative grade point average (GPA).  Latest official transcripts (issued by your school registrar’s office) are required;
  • Must be a full-time (12 credit hours or more) student at a two- year or four-year college or university, enrolled in a program leading to an academic degree (not a certificate) in a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) field;
  • Must be a member of an American Indian tribe or otherwise considered to be an American Indian by the tribe with which affiliation is claimed; or is Alaskan Native; or considered to be an Alaskan Native by an Alaskan Native group to which affiliation is claimed; or is a Native Hawaiian.  Official Documentation identifying the student must be provided; and
  • Must be a member of AISES to apply.  To obtain an AISES membership go to

Applications open on Thursday, July 28, 2016.
Application Deadline:  The application deadline is September 7, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. MDT.


Notification of scholarship awards will be made no later than September 21, 2016.  If you have not heard from AISES by then, please call or email (preferred).

Application Process

AISES only accepts applications submitted online via our online scholarship platform.

A general application form is completed by the student online. No paper applications are accepted. This general application requires the student to complete questions and submit documents that are relevant to all AISES scholarship programs, which will allow the scholarship platform to determine which scholarships the applicant is eligible for. The system then prompts the student to apply for those scholarships and requests any additional information or documentation required by a particular scholarship that is not already addressed within the general application.

Students will create an account in the system.  They will create their own user name and password, which they may use any time to re-access the system.  This access is key, as students are responsible for ensuring that their documents and other requirements are in the system and that the information is up-to-date, especially contact information.  AISES program staff communicate primarily via email, thus email addresses should be current and email checked regularly.  If your email address changes, it is your responsibility to inform AISES program staff.


Please be aware that AISES does not inform students if their application is incomplete or if letters of recommendation have not been received by the system, etc. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that requested and appropriate documentation has been uploaded into the system and/or received.  Likewise, the applicant must follow-up with references, registrar’s offices, etc., to ensure they are aware of deadlines and to allow sufficient time to get required documents in time. In order to keep the process fair and equitable, no exceptions are made for missed deadlines, as other applicants have worked hard to get their info in on time.

Students are required to submit an essay regarding why they would like to attend the AISES National Conference.

Required documents include:  letters of reference (2), official college (or high school transcripts for newly enrolled freshmen) transcripts, official proof of tribal membership, official fall enrollment verification, and a current resume or CV.

For more information about these travel scholarships, please contact Kyle Coulon at 720-552-6123 ext. 108 or email him at


Immunization Services Fellowship — CDC

Immunization Services Fellowship — CDC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)
Reference Code
How To Apply

A complete application consists of:

All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.

If you have questions, send an email to  Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.

Academic Levels
  • Post-Master’s
  • Post-Bachelor’s

A fellowship opportunity is currently available in the Immunization Services Division within the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta Georgia.

The fellow will assist the Immunization Services Division with creating and performing an evaluation of products, activities, and programs conducted by the Communications and Education Branch designed to improve immunization knowledge, uptake, and confidence. Evaluation components may include economic analysis, process analysis, and assessment of outcomes and impact.

The fellow will participate in the following activities:

  • Supporting NCIRD staff in development of a sound evaluation model that can be used to determine the success of the communications, education, or billing program.
  • Improving knowledge and understanding of, immunization programs, health care insurance, medical billing, and their relationship to services provided by public health.
  • Meeting with state immunization grantees, internal stakeholders, and national partners to allow for the collection and analysis of the data necessary for evaluation.
  • Presenting the evaluation model and the findings to NCIRD leadership. He/she will also be encouraged to seek out opportunities to share findings in national conference forums that will reach other centers within CDC, State and local public health departments, and partners at the national level.
  • Identifying key venues to reach constituents (e.g., matte articles for publications, newsletters).

This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is full-time at CDC in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.

  • A bachelor’s degree in public health or related field is required. Applicants must have received their degree within the last five years to qualify for this program.
  • A master’s degree in public health is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of analysis software such as SAS, EXCEL, and Access is desired.
Eligibility Requirements
  • Degree: Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree or have received one of these degrees within 60 months.
  • Discipline(s):
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (All)
  • Veteran Status: None

Lighting the Pathway to Faculty Careers for Natives in STEM – Apply by Aug. 19th!

AISES is now accepting applications for the 3rd LTP cohort!
All applications and supporting documents must be received by August 19, 2016.


AISES was awarded a 5-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create the “Lighting the Pathway to Faculty Careers for Natives in STEM” program.  The program’s goal is to increase the representation of American Indians, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiians in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) faculty positions at universities and tribal colleges across the country.  The program aims to create an intergenerational community of undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and junior and senior faculty members.  This full circle of support will help guide students to successful degree completion and advancement to the next stage on the academic career path.  In addition to full circle mentorship, the program strives to provide students with valuable academic and professional support, travel funding, and educational, research, fellowship, and internship opportunities.


  • Full time college undergraduate, graduate student, or postdoctoral scholar in a field within Biological Sciences, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Geosciences, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, or Engineering at an accredited four-year college/university or two-year college.  Must be enrolled in a program leading to an academic degree.
  • Interest in becoming a faculty member at a college, university, or tribal college.
  • Have a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher cumulative grade point average (GPA), with consideration being given to applicants reflecting somewhat lower GPAs but with high potential to raise the GPA above 3.0.
  • Current member of AISES.

Selection of students will seek balance with respect to a diversity of tribes, geographic areas in the United States, STEM majors, and gender. While the focus is primarily on American Indians, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians, all AISES members are eligible. The selection process will attempt to ensure that a diversity of STEM disciplines is reflected.

Scholars in the program will receive an annual participation stipend of $2,250 for two years, and two years of travel funding to attend the AISES National Conference and AISES Leadership Summit or discipline-specific professional conference.  Scholars will be matched with an AISES selected faculty mentor to interact with at least monthly.  Scholars are required to participate in skill-building, professional-development in-person programming and webinars.  Finally, scholars will have the opportunity to engage in an active community of Native STEM researchers.


  • You must be either an undergraduate student, graduate student, or post-doctoral fellow to apply.
  • Complete the “Lighting the Pathway” application online:
  • Submit the following supporting documents to sends e-mail):
    • Unofficial transcript(s)
    • CV/Resume
    • One Letter of Recommendation
  • Application and supporting documents are due August 19, 2016 by 5:00pm (applicant’s time zone)

If you have any questions, please contact Kyle Coulon at sends e-mail).