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

At a glance
Amount Awarded: 
Yearly stipend, tuition, and other benefits
Funding Type: 
Cash Award/Stipend
By Application
Eligibility Category: 
Domestic Doctoral Students
Domestic Master’s Students

The University of Arizona/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Indigenous Graduate Partnership (UA/SIGP) is designed to address the national need for academically prepared Native Americans who can help spur economic development in their communities and reservations and occupy leadership positions in colleges and universities, government and the corporate world.


To be eligible for the University of Arizona - Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership Fellowship, students must:

  • Be United States citizens;
  • Provide verification of tribal enrollment in a federally or state recognized tribe (e.g. certificate of Indian blood or tribal enrollment card);
  • Have regular admission to an approved graduate program in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) at the University of Arizona
  • Enroll for a minimum of six (6) graduate units each semester of the award;
  • Make satisfactory progress toward the degree for funding in years 2 and beyond;
  • Demonstrate financial need

Review complete application instructions on the UA/SIGP website.