University of Arizona / Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership (UA/SIGP)


The University of Arizona is pleased to invite prospective Native American graduate students to apply for admission and financial support to earn a master's and/or doctoral degrees in one of 60 graduate programs offered by the University of Arizona in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

The University of Arizona/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Indigenous Graduate Partnership (UA/SIGP) is designed to address the national need for highly trained Native Americans who will spur economic development in their communities and occupy leadership positions in colleges, universities, government and industry.

The University of Arizona is a research extensive institution, recognized as one of the top 20 institutions in the United States. It is ranked 14th by the National Science Foundation in research expenditures. The university is one of few institutions in the country that houses the Colleges of Agriculture, Science, Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, and a Cancer Center in the same campus, providing exciting opportunities for research and learning.

The University of Arizona has a strong track record of enrolling and graduating Native American students at the baccalaureate, master's and doctoral level. Over 700 undergraduates and approximately 200 graduate and professional Native American students attend the University of Arizona. It ranks number one in conferring Ph.D.'s to Native Americans according to the National Science Foundation ( and the U.S. Department of Education lists the UA as an American Indian and Alaska Native Serving Institution (

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Last updated 1 Sep 2017