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Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship

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First Nations Development Institute, The Henry Luce Foundation
Oct 22, 2020

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 (in person or virtually) 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 "Native knowledge holders and knowledge makers that embody exceptional creativity, progressive and critical thinking, and the potential to significantly move forward their field in ways that will ultimately lead to broad, transformative impacts for Indigenous communities."

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be a member of a federal- or state-recognized Native American or Alaska Native Tribe; Native Hawaiian; or demonstrate significant and long-standing engagement with and commitment to an Indigenous community in the U.S. and U.S. Territories
  • 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.
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award amount: $50,000
Project period: 1 year
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.

After 12 months, fellows will be eligible to apply for a supplemental grant of $25,000 to extend their work for another year and help mentor the next cohort of fellows.

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 October 22, 2020. 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 · Healthcare workforce · Leadership · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · Networking and collaboration · Research methods and resources · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

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