SHI sponsors a Visiting Scholar Program for graduate students enrolled into an accredited educational institution or professors engaged in research that advance knowledge of Tlingit, Haida or Tsimshian culture, language, arts, or history. We provide visiting scholars with logistical support, access to our library, archival collections, and ethnographic collections, and the support of our staff for the scholar's research. In some cases, we may provide an honorarium and support toward a book publication.

Scholars who participate are required to adhere to traditional protocols and laws in respecting clan ownership and clan attribution. Scholars will be required to provide a gratis copy of their final research paper, dissertation, or publication, as well as provide one public lecture at Sealaska Heritage or in Southeast Alaska on their research.

To inquire about being a visiting scholar, contact