Summary: The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) Native FEWS project is in search of a media and web design firm to assist with outreach, communication, and influence to broaden participation of underrepresented groups in STEM, with a focus on AI/AN “FEWS” – Food, Energy, Water Systems by providing such services as branding, website design and development and social media outreach, and additional deliverables as outlined below in the Description of Services and Work.
This project coordinates an alliance of 20+ partners supporting the National Science Foundation’s vision to work collaboratively for inclusive change, resulting in a STEM workforce that reflects the population of the Nation. More specifically, NSF INCLUDES seeks to improve collaborative efforts aimed at enhancing the preparation, increasing the participation, and ensuring the contributions of individuals from groups who have been historically underrepresented and underserved in the STEM enterprise. These underrepresented populations include African Americans, Alaska Natives, Hispanics, Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, Native Pacific Islanders, persons with disabilities, persons from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, and women and girls.
About AIHEC: AIHEC was established in 1973, to provide a support network for the then six tribally chartered institutions of higher education, as they worked to influence federal policies on American Indian higher education. Today, AIHEC comprises 37 Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) in the United States and one in Canada.
AIHEC provides leadership and influences public policy on American Indian/Alaska Native higher education issues through advocacy, research, and program initiatives; promotes and strengthens Indigenous languages, cultures, communities, and tribal nations; and through its unique position, serves member institutions and emerging TCUs.
AIHEC activities are supported by member dues, grants, and contracts. AIHEC is a 501(c)(3) organization governed by a board of directors, which is composed of the presidents of its accredited U.S.-based TCUs. The board elects from its membership an executive committee to oversee the activities of the collective body and the AIHEC staff.
Submission Deadline: Proposals must be submitted to Kathy Isaacson at email@example.com by 4:00 p.m. (EDT) on September 23, 2021:
Description of Services and Work:
Principal Point of Contact: AIHEC Native FEWS Program Director: Kathy Isaacson
Timeline: Branding materials and web site basic template due by mid-October 2021. Full web site and social media deliverables due by end of December 2021.
Proposal submission must include the following: