The First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) and the Henry Luce Foundation have announced the opening of the grant application process for the 2021 Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship, a twelve-month, self-directed enrichment program designed to support the growth, development, knowledge and networks of Indigenous knowledge holders and knowledge makers.
Now in its second year, the program supports Native knowledge holders and makers as they advance their work and in their field in ways that will ultimately lead to broad, transformative impacts for Indigenous peoples.
To that end, the program will award ten fellowships of $50,000 to outstanding Native knowledge holders and makers engaged in work that benefits Indigenous people and communities in either a reservation and/or urban setting.
To be eligible. applicants must be a member of a federal- or state-recognized Native American or Alaska Native tribe; be a Native Hawaiian; or be able to demonstrate significant and longstanding engagement with and how their work can impact and benefit an Indigenous community or communities in the United States and/or a U.S. territory; 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 at least 18 years old; and be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
Applicants may self-apply or nominate another individual. First Nations understands that some individuals might be uncomfortable identifying themselves as knowledge keepers, cultural producers, or intellectual leaders within their own communities and may not apply for this fellowship on their own, and encourages family, friends, colleagues, co-workers, and others to work with potential candidates to submit an application on their behalf.
All applications must be completed and submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. MDT on Thursday, October 22. Applicants will be asked to complete an online application and provide other required information, including essays and a current resume/curriculum vitae.
For more information, including eligibility and selection criteria and applications, see the First Nations Development Institute website.