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Summer Institute 2019


The Tribal Early Childhood Research Center (TRC) will host a Summer Institute, from July 15-19, 2019 at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for American Indian Health in Baltimore, MD.   The TRC Summer Institute offers graduate level coursework and mentorship to students interested in pursuing early childhood research with American Indian and Alaska Native communities, in particular as related to tribal Head Start, Home Visiting, and Child Care.  In addition to completing a 2-credit graduate level course, TRC Summer Institute participants will have the opportunity to meet with Summer Institute faculty for mentoring and to learn more about the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and Center for American Indian Health graduate programs.
 
A limited number of TRC Summer Institute scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis to provide support for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) and other scholars, health leaders, health professionals, and paraprofessionals serving AI/AN communities to attend the TRC Summer Institute course Early Childhood Research with Tribal Communities.  Scholarship recipients will receive travel and tuition support, targeted mentoring from course faculty, and information about Public Health graduate degrees and the American Indian Health Certificate programs.  Scholarship application materials are available below and are due May 1, 2019.
 
Course Description:
 
Early Childhood Research with Tribal Communities is a 2-credit graduate level course that: 1) explores research methods and theoretical approaches to understanding early childhood development, with special emphasis on AI/AN communities; 2) considers systems of early childhood care and education to serve the needs of young children and families in AI/AN communities, and 3) examines unique aspects of AI/AN culture with respect to early development and research, including, an emphasis on community-based and community-engaged approaches.
 
Scholarship Eligibility and Application Process:
 
A limited number of travel and tuition scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis to students with a bachelor’s degree or higher and experience living in or working with AI/AN settings/communities and experience/interest in early childhood development and research with AI/AN communities. 
 
Completed applications and all supporting documents are due by May 1, 2019.  
 
Please click here for a fillable Application
 
Please click here for a fillable recommendation form (2 recommendations required). 
 
All application materials must be submitted by Wednesday May 1, 2019 to Caitlin Trucksess at caitlin.trucksess@ucdenver.edu. 
 
Questions and Contact Information:
 
If you have any questions about the TRC Summer Institute course, scholarships, and registration, please contact Caitlin Trucksess at 303-724-6521 or caitlin.trucksess@ucdenver.edu.
 
Funding for the TRC Summer Institute and Scholarships:
 
The Tribal Early Childhood Research Center Summer Institute and scholarships are supported by a grant from the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation. Additional scholarship support is provided by the Johns Hopkins University Center for American Indian Health.  The TRC is a partnership between the University of Colorado, Colorado School of Public Health, Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health, Michigan State University, University Outreach and Engagement, and the Brazelton Touchpoints Center at Harvard Medical School.

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