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Research & Funding Opportunities

The Center for Native American Research & Collaboration is proud to offer both research and funding opportunities hosted by CNRC and collaborators, such as the Institute for Research Education to Advance Community Health (IREACH).

Current Research Projects

New Beginnings for Tribal Students Research

We are still recruiting Native American participants for focus groups and interviews.

New Beginnings for Tribal Students

We invite you to be part of a project we are working on which seeks to better understand and improve American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate student experiences at Washington State University  (WSU). We are wondering about anything  that affected your choice to attend WSU, to remain enrolled as  a student, to complete your degree, and to secure employment after graduation. We also want to know how WSU can better support students in culturally respectful and responsive ways.

We invite  undergraduate students who self-identify as American Indian or Alaska Native  and  are  current WSU rising juniors  or seniors or those who have graduated from a program at WSU  during or since the 2015-2016 academic year.

We are holding focus groups and/or individual interviews over a ZOOM conference or over the phone based on participants’ preference. Participants will receive a $25 electronic gift card from Amazon. This research is funded by U.S. Department of Agriculture – New Beginnings for Tribal Students grant. The project is led by Dr. Zoe Higheagle Strong, Associate Professor in Education Psychology and Vice Provost of Native American Relations and Programs at Washington State University. Please contact her with any questions or concerns: This study has been certified as exempt from the need for review by the Washington State University Institutional Review Board.

If you’d like to participate, please contact Ken Lokensgard at to schedule an interview. Please reach out with any questions and we hope to hear from you soon!