First Nations Development Institute, in partnership with the Henry Luce Foundation (Luce), is proud to announce a Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship Opportunity. Applicants must be U.S. citizens to apply for this study program.
This fellowship is intended to support Native knowledge holders and knowledge makers that embody exceptional creativity, progressive and critical thinking. The fellowship is a 12-month, self-directed enrichment program designed to support the growth, development, knowledge, and networks of core leaders.
First Nations and Luce’s mission is to strengthen American Indian economies to support healthy Native communities. They invest in and create innovative institutions and models that strengthen asset control and support economic development for American Indian people and their communities.
Who May Eligible
To be eligible for the Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship:
- Open to 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.
- Holders must be a member of a federal- or state-recognized Native American or Alaska Native tribe or community, Native Hawaiian, or demonstrate significant and long-standing engagement with and commitment to an Indigenous community in the U.S.
- Students must be engaged in the development, perpetuation and/or dissemination of knowledge in their field.
- Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
- Candidates must be U.S. citizens.
How to Apply
If you wish to participate, all candidates must submit a completed fellowship application using First Nations’ online application system by Friday, September 13, 2019, no later than 5:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time. A valid application must include:
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae/Biographical Sketch
- Two References
- One (1) Photograph
- Additional Supporting Materials
- Through this new fellowship program, they will provide awards in the amount of $50,000 each to 10 individuals.
- They will be awarded 10 fellowships each to outstanding Native Americans engaged in meaningful work that benefits Indigenous people and communities in either reservation and/or urban settings.
Application Deadline: The deadline to apply for the Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship is Friday, September 13, 2019.