Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship
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First Nations Development Institute, The Henry Luce Foundation
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
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
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.
Links to additional guidance and the
online application portal are available on the
Submit the Stage 1 application using the online portal by
May 26, 2022. Selected applicants will be invited to
submit a Stage 2 application.
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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