Tribal College President Approval

Tribal College President Approval

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supports the American Indian College Fund’s goal to increase and enrich intellectual capacity at tribal colleges. Therefore, as tribal college president, the Fund requests your signature of approval for appropriate release time for this faculty applicant.

The guidelines set forth by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation stipulate that Mellon Fellows must dedicate the necessary release time to focus on meeting their fellowship commitment of completing their doctorate degree within a one-year time frame, ultimately to benefit the intellectual capital of participating tribal colleges and universities.

By signing below, I hereby submit my approval for the named faculty applicant to be provided necessary release time to complete their research, dissertation and all requirements for their doctoral degree within the fellowship period from July 2020 – June 30, 2021. I understand that the quarterly award payments will be made directly to the Mellon Fellow.

To the Recommender:

We solicit your candid evaluation of the applicant’s range of abilities and accomplishments, creative and intellectual promise and projected ability to be conferred a doctoral degree. Specifically, we are asking for letters that address the following areas:

  • Quality of the applicant’s academic or creative achievements, including material not apparent on the official transcript. Applicant’s scholarly or creative potential and promise in relation to other doctoral candidates.
  • The value of the applicant’s doctoral study for strengthening teaching, research, curriculum and program development, community service, and leadership at their tribal college or university.

Deadline for letter of recommendation: May 1, 2020

Faculty Development Program Officer
American Indian College Fund
Attention: Mellon Career Enhancement Program
8333 Greenwood Blvd.
Denver, CO 80221

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