The University of Arizona is pleased to invite prospective Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and original people of Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands with U.S. Citizenship graduate students to apply for financial support to earn a master's and/or doctoral degrees in one of over 60 graduate programs ("main campus" programs only, no accelerated, "online campus", or non-main campus programs are eligible) 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, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders 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 (Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities: 2020 | NSF - National Science Foundation - see Table 9).
"We respectfully acknowledge the University of Arizona is on the land and territories of Indigenous peoples. Today, Arizona is home to 22 federally recognized tribes, with Tucson being home to the O'odham and the Yaqui. Committed to diversity and inclusion, the University strives to build sustainable relationships with sovereign Native Nations and Indigenous communities through education offerings, partnerships, and community service."