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The Joseph A. Myers Center is committed to providing training opportunities for tribal members, community members, and a new generation of scholars who address Native American issues through community-based and collaborative research.

The Center offers a summer internship program for undergraduates; undergraduate research internships through UC Berkeley’s Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program; graduate student research opportunities on select projects; fellowships and training to doctoral students selected to participate in ISSI’s Graduate Fellows Program (GFP); a week-long summer institute for tribal museum professionals; and workshops that offer instruction in Indigenous languages.

In partnership with ISSI, the Center also provides training workshops on methods (e.g., participant observation, computer-assisted data management programs, statistical analysis, in-depth interviewing), how to conduct evaluations and surveys in Indian country, and Federal Indian Law 101 (e.g., tribal sovereignty, tribal governance issues).


Graduate Fellows Training Program

For more than thirty years, the Graduate Fellows Training Program has provided an interdisciplinary research and training environment as a complement to advanced degree programs in the social sciences and professional schools. Over 100 graduate student fellows have successfully completed their doctoral studies and gone on to establish distinguished academic careers that have significantly influenced their respective disciplines.  Read more about the program.   


Summer Internship and Mentoring Program

The Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues, in collaboration with the Center for Urban Ethnography (CUE) at the University of California at Berkeley, is offering a free research program for highly-motivated undergraduate social scientists. This program will provide mentorship, hands-on research experience, and advanced training in designing and executing a project using qualitative methods for all who attend. Read more about the program.


Native American Museum Studies Institute

The Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues, in collaboration with the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center and the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Antropology, provides a free intensive week-long training in museum skills to staff and volunteers of tribal museums and cultural centers. Read more about the program.


Program for the Study of Indigenous Languages and Culture

The Program for the Study and Practices of Indigenous Cultures and Languages is housed at the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues and the Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues. The program provides intensive language instruction in Nahuatl and other indigenous languages and a space and opportunity for cultural exchanges between indigenous peoples in the United States and other parts of the world. Read more about the program.

Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issue
The Myers Center is part of the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues 
2420 Bowditch Street #5670
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-5670
TEL: 510.642.0813
FAX: 510.642.8674


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