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University Of Alaska Fairbanks.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks chose two Alaska Native doctoral students as its first Mellon Dissertation Fellows. Theresa John and Jordan Lewis are each eligible to receive a $30,000 stipend, and research and travel funds in addition to tuition and fees. John is an assistant professor in the Department of Alaska Native and Rural Development. Lewis is in his fourth year of doctoral work studying gerontology and circumpolar health issues in rural Alaska. In 2008, the Mellon Dissertation Fellowship program was established after the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation pledged $700,000 to UAF over the next five years to provide financial support to students in the dissertation-writing phase of their doctoral programs. The fellowship program aims to increase the number of Native students earning doctoral degrees and, as a result, the number of Native faculty members.
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Title Annotation:Right Moves
Author:Pounds, Nancy
Publication:Alaska Business Monthly
Date:Mar 1, 2009
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