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Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship

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First Nations Development Institute, The Henry Luce Foundation
May 26, 2022

Kendall Tallmadge


The Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship is a 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.

Fellows will gather together 3 times during the fellowship period to pool their collective knowledge and create a community of practice that crosses fields, geographies, and tribal cultures.


Eligible applicants are "emerging and experienced native knowledge holders and knowledge makers actively engaged in meaningful, positive work that benefits Indigenous people and communities in either reservation and/or urban settings."

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be tribally affiliated with a Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian community
  • Be engaged in the creation, dissemination, and/or perpetuation of knowledge in their field
  • Have experience or expertise within the knowledge field/area they are pursuing
  • Be U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • Be able to clearly demonstrate how their work can impact and benefit an Indigenous community or communities in the U.S. and U.S. territories
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.

Fellows will receive $50,000 in year one of the fellowship and are also eligible for up to $5,000 in additional support for capacity building activities and materials. In year two, fellows receive $25,000 to extend and deepen their work.

Application process

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

Submit the Stage 1 application using the online portal by May 26, 2022. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a Stage 2 application.

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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