"The American Indian College Fund began awarding fellowships to Ph.D. candidates back in 2004 and added a program for master’s candidates in 2013. Both are designed to free faculty members from some of their teaching and administrative duties so that they can finish their degrees. But the support is more than just financial. Fellows attend a summer research conference, where they can present their findings and get reactions from other indigenous scholars, and a fall writing workshop, where they get advice from experts."
Kelly Field, "To Raise Numbers of Underrepresented Scholars, Mentorship and Time Are Key," The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 1, 2019.