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Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship

First Nations Development Institute, The Henry Luce Foundation
Letter of Intent (Required): May 7, 2024
Application: Jul 29, 2024

Autumn Romero


The Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship is a self-directed fellowship for Native Americans engaged in meaningful work that benefits Indigenous people and communities in reservation and/or urban settings. The fellowship is open to both emerging and experienced leaders from a wide variety of fields, including but not limited to agriculture, food systems, youth leadership development, natural resource management, climate change, economic development, journalism, language and cultural revitalization, and traditional or contemporary arts.


Eligible applicants are "native knowledge holders and knowledge makers engaged in the creation, dissemination, and perpetuation of knowledge that advances their respective field or expertise area."

Knowledge fields include, but are not limited to:

  • Cultural Leaders and Activists
  • Linguists and Language Preservationists
  • Artists, Craftspeople, and Designers
  • Writers, Storytellers, and Media-Makers
  • Curators, Conservators, and Educators
  • Food System Workers and Food Justice Advocates
  • Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs
  • Healthcare Professionals and Practitioners
  • Environmentalists and Conservationists
  • Academics, Researchers, and Scientists
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award amount: $75,000
Project period: 2 years
Number of awards: 10

The fellowship is flexible in that it allows recipients to determine their own goals and decide how funds are best used to make a positive impact in their communities.

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the online application portal are available on the program website.

Submit the Stage 1 application using the online portal by May 7, 2024. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a Stage 2 application, with a deadline of July 29, 2024.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Community and economic development · Culture and cultural competency · Environmental health · Food security and nutrition · Health workforce · Leadership · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · Networking and collaboration · Research methods and resources · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

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