Weaving relations: Immersive, interdisciplinary, identity-based team science experiences

Co-producing research in a transformative and respectful way is a key component of ESSA scholarship. Team science and collaboration skills vital for the transdisciplinary science of tomorrow can be developed through involvement in our Weaving Relations program. This is a paid summer experience that focuses on building cohorts of scholars that respect and appreciate diverse ways of knowing and seek solutions to overcome challenges of the Anthropocene.

The 2024 Weaving Relations cohort application will be available on Dec 1, 2023 and is due on February 12, 2024. Please reach out to michele.clark@asu.edu or ESSA faculty michelle.hale@asu.edu if you have any questions in the meantime.  

What are Weaving Relations IIITSEs?

A new program through Earth Systems Science for the Anthropocene (ESSA) at Arizona State University supports cohorts of Indigenous and Latine-identifying graduate students on team science experiences that center diverse knowledge systems and solutions-oriented goals using just and equitable research approaches. Funding for the Weaving Relations: IIITSEs is provided through the National Science Foundation’s Racial Equity in STEM program. Indigenous and/or Latine identifying scholars (current or future graduate students) are highly encouraged to apply.

View our recorded webinar and Q&A (held on December 12, 2023) to learn more about the summer 2024 Navajo Nations Weaving Relations IIIITSE. 

IIITSE 2024 program requirements?

Join the Weaving Relations IIITSE program:

  • Enroll in the session B short course starting the week of March 11th (1 credit, tuition waived)
  • Join the student cohort for a 10-week summer session (paid graduate-stipend at 20 hours per week). 
  • 1 to 3 weeks of the summer session may include a required field trip  (Hale’s Navajo Nation field trip. Lodging provided. Details will be provided soon, and accommodations can be made.).
  • To apply, you must identify as Indigenous or Latine. As this is a racial equity award focused on these identities, we will prioritize selecting Indigenous and Latine-identifying scholars. Please reach out to us directly with questions. 
  • You must be a currently enrolled graduate student, undergraduate student near completion, or recent post-baccalaureate interested in pursuing graduate education. You do not have to be an Arizona State University graduate student to apply. However, the program doesn’t provide ASU housing or lodging for the summer. 
  • If you are a current graduate student, please let your major advisor know about your intent to apply and be funded by a Weaving Relations IIITSE scholarship. 

Looking at this after the due date? Please contact us at essa@asu.edu if you’re a scholar (faculty or student) interested in upcoming cohorts through 2026.