7/24 Gen-I NOW: Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship

This Gen-I NOW Opportunities Weekly (NOW) message shares information about the Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship. 

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations), in partnership with The Henry Luce Foundation (Luce), is proud to launch the Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship. The new fellowship program will award 10 fellowships of $50,000 each to outstanding Native Americans engaged in meaningful work that benefits Indigenous people and communities in either reservation and/or urban settings.

This fellowship is intended to support Native knowledge holders and knowledge makers that embody exceptional creativity, progressive and critical thinking, and the potential to significantly move forward their field in ways that will ultimately lead to broad, transformative impacts for Indigenous communities.

Application Deadline: September, 13, 2019 by 5pm MDT

First Nations provides a $50,000 award that may be used flexibly over 12 months. The start date of the fellowship is January 1, 2020, and the end date is December 31, 2020.

After 12 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.

The deadline to apply for the Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship is Friday, September 13, 2019. Complete applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time.



  • Applicants 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.
  • Applicants must be engaged in the development, perpetuation and/or dissemination of knowledge in their field.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens.


Create an account here. The application includes several sections that ask applicants to provide their contact information, demographic information, and three short essays. The online application also requires that applicants upload several attachments during the online submission process. Attachments include:

  • Resume;
  • Two References;
  • One Photograph;
  • Additional supporting materials (optional), which demonstrate the applicant’s commitment to his or her tribal community; and
  • Consent form (optional).

For more information on the fellowship, visit https://www.firstnations.org/rfps/likf-1/.