The University of New Mexico College of Arts and Sciences recently announced its second annual Sobel Duncan Science for Health in Indigenous Populations (SHIP) Graduate Student Research Award.

UNM sits on the traditional homelands of the Pueblo of Sandia, where Indigenous populations have lived and thrived for thousands of years. There are many actions that can be taken to honor the Indigenous community of New Mexico and address their significant health inequities. The SHIP award’s purpose is to promote research at UNM that will vocalize Indigenous health disparities and underlying social inequities.

The College of Arts and Sciences is seeking PhD students whose research has contributed to understanding and promoting Indigenous health, particularly health research that incorporates biomedical, social, and Indigenous perspectives. Submissions are not, however, limited to those research areas.

Nominations must be submitted to with subject “SHIP nomination” by Friday, Dec. 10 with the following requirements:

  • A statement from the nominee’s PhD mentor addressing the quality and impact of the nominee’s research and mentor’s research collaborations between main campus and Health Sciences Center
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Their most significant published/in preparation manuscript
  • A statement from the nominee addressing their role on the manuscript and any research collaborations from between main campus and Health Sciences Center

The winner will be announced on Tuesday, Dec. 14 and receive a $10,000 prize as well as an invitation to speak at the second annual SHIP symposium. A $5,000 research award will go to the chair of the award recipient’s dissertation committee.

For more information on the SHIP Prize, click here. To read more about the application process, click here.