Indigenous Summer Scholars Program (ISSP)

Graduate Studies

Applications for Summer 2018 are closed. Please check back in October 2018 to apply for Summer 2019.

May 28 - August 3, 2018.

The Indigenous Summer Scholars Program (ISSP) is hosted by the UWinnipeg Faculty of Graduate Studies and invites Indigenous senior undergraduate students and recent graduates of undergraduate programs to explore the possibilities of graduate studies. The goals of the program are: 1) to strengthen the pathways for Indigenous students to move into advanced study and, ultimately, into leadership in the academy and in all sectors of society; 2) to re-affirm the significance and centrality of Indigenous peoples, ways of knowing, and experiences at the UW; and 3) to create a network of Indigenous scholars and allies on campus.

The program consists of two components. For the first week, students participate in a series of workshops and events designed to give them an introduction to the centrality of research in graduate studies, to Indigenous knowledges in the academy, and to skills needed to succeed in graduate studies (such as research presentations, research proposal writing, effective grant and program applications, etc.). For the following nine weeks, students participate as members of research teams, undertaking work on a research project under the supervision of a UW faculty member. Students receive an award of $5000 for their participation over the 10 weeks.

Students may apply directly. Faculty and staff are also encouraged nominate an Indigenous student.

If you have any questions, please email Allison Norris:

Check out the documentary video from the 2017 ISSP program.