Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship – Sep 13

Posted by First National Development Institute on June 25, 2019

First National Development Institute Invites Applications for Inaugural Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship

In partnership with the Henry Luce Foundation, the First Nations Development Institute is inviting applications for the inaugural Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship.

In 2020, ten one-year fellowships of $50,000 will be awarded through the program to outstanding Native Americans engaged in meaningful work that benefits Indigenous people and communities in either a reservation and/or urban setting. In addition, fellows with gather three times during the year to pool their collective knowledge and create a community of practice that crosses fields, geographies, and tribal cultures.

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 and contemporary arts, and is intended to support Native knowledge holders and knowledge makers as they advance their work and move their fields forward in ways that ultimately will lead to broad, transformative impacts for Indigenous communities.

The fellowship may be used to cover a wide range of costs, including living expenses, tuition, conference registration, equipment, travel, and childcare. After twelve 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.

To be eligible, applicants must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years of age, and a member of a federal- or state-recognized Native American or Alaska Native tribe or community (or be able to demonstrate significant and longstanding engagement with and commitment to an Indigenous community in the U.S.). Applicants may self-apply or nominate another individual.

See the First Nations Development Institute website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

Deadline: September 13, 2019

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