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Indigenous Communities Fellowship

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jun 1, 2021

This program provides fellowships for Native individuals who propose innovative solutions to address barriers and issues that are experienced by indigenous communities. The primary question fellows are asked to solve is, "How can Native innovators in the U.S. use traditional knowledge and technology to drive social, environmental, and economic impact in their communities?"

The fellowship may be awarded to Native-led solutions that:

  • Increase access to community wealth, including through access to new economic sectors and diverse forms of capital
  • Support culturally grounded K-16 education, including language, cultural revitalization, and non-traditional learners
  • Provide greater access to healthy and sovereign food, sustainable energy, and safe water
  • Improve healthcare access and outcomes, including around telehealth, health systems infrastructure, and availability of traditional and western medicines

Eligible applicants are innovators from Native communities.

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Application process

Choose the Submit a Solution button from the program website.

Tagged as
Access · American Indian or Alaska Native · Community and economic development · Culture and cultural competency · Educational attainment · Environmental health · Food security and nutrition · Healthcare needs and services · Infrastructure · Leadership · Public health · Telehealth

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