Eligibility and Selection of Participants
Native American fiction, by its very nature, takes readers into a variety of academic “disciplines.” Also, any discussion of it is enhanced by a diversity of backgrounds and areas of expertise, so I hope that—with the aid of our selection committee—I will be able to offer a truly interdisciplinary seminar comprised of individuals from diverse fields and experiences.
These seminars are designed for full time teachers including home-schooling parents, but other K-12 school personnel, such as librarians and administrators may apply as well. Substitute teachers or part-time personnel are not eligible. Applications from teachers in public, charter, independent, and religiously affiliated schools receive equal consideration.
Please note: Up to two seminar spaces are available for current, full-time graduate students who intend to pursue careers in K-12 teaching.
Teachers at schools in the United States or its territorial possessions or Americans teaching in foreign schools where at least 50 percent of the students are American nationals are eligible for this program. Applicants must be United States citizens, residents of U.S. jurisdictions, or foreign nationals who have been residing in the United States or its territories for at least the three years immediately preceding the application deadline. Foreign nationals teaching abroad at non-U.S. chartered institutions are not eligible to apply.
The sixteen participants selected will receive a stipend of $3,900 in two installments, one upon arrival and one at the mid point of the seminar. Each participant will have full access on Western’s campus for the duration of the seminar as visiting scholars. This allows for use of university facilities, such as the library, the media centers, and so on. This includes computer labs for both Mac and PC users, and Internet accounts for the duration of the seminar, if desired. The campus is wireless.