CFP: Grants for Native American and Indigenous Scholars

deadline for submissions: 
October 15, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Association for the Study of Women and Mythology
contact email: 

Association for the Study of Women and Mythology
Biennial Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 16-18, 2018
Scholarly Speculations: Animal, Earth, Person, Story
As part of the biennial conference of the Association for the Study of Women and Mythology (ASWM), ASWM external grants committee invites Native American and indigenous scholars, researchers, artists, and activists to submit critical, creative, and practitioner proposals on conference topics.
Papers may address the identity and empowerment of Native American and indigenous women, girls, families, animals, and the environment through women-and earth-centered mythologies, storytelling, healing practices, the arts, intergenerational exchanges, and traditional knowledge and practices.
 Possible topics include but are not limited to
●      New views on key species in myth and in the real world
●      Ethical perspectives in the use of sacred stories
●      Narratives of participation: Women, Climate Change, Environment, Social Justice
●      Methodologies for Inclusion of Mystery  in Traditional and Academic Research
●      Who owns mythology?
●      Place wisdom, identity and myth
●      Co-creating myths: Lessons from and with Animals
●      Indigenous science and climate change
●      Violence against indigenous women, violence against the planet
●      Abduction and women, extinction and species
●      Transnational perspectives on climate change, indigenous women’s studies, and species
●      Environmental resilience and mythology
●      Decolonizing environmental and ecological knowledge
Grant honoraria: We offer grants with honorarium to attend the conference, including meals, boarding for two nights, and a one-year membership to ASWM..  The external grant committee will rank and fund proposals based on the following criteria:
●      Proposals emerge from within the community of Native American and indigenous scholars, researchers, artists, activists, practitioners; Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) recommended for Native American applicants.
●      Proposals address empowerment of Native American and indigenous women, girls, families, and the environment
●      Proposals intersect work in women-centered and earth-centered mythology studies and traditional/intergenerational empowerment and healing practices
●      Proposals demonstrate the application of traditional knowledge and wisdom practices in rectifying social justice issues pertaining to women and the environment

Send your proposals and bio to by October 15, 2017 to be considered for grant awards.  
Proposals should be submitted only in the submission form downloaded at this link:
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Visual artists applying for grant should submit up to 8 images of their work.  In order to avoid stretching or distortion, all images should be in .jpeg, .jpg or .gif format, no larger than 10 MB, and edited for web.  If there are minors or recognizable others in the images, the applicants are responsible for securing appropriate releases and permissions for the images. These should be given to ASWM upon request.  
The proposal submissions should say on the subject line: 2018 ASWM Grant Proposal_Your Last Name
Applicants will be notified of committee decision no later than 25 November 2017.