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Applications Due September 13, 2019
Apply Now for the Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship

LONGMONT, Colorado (June 17, 2019) – First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) and The Henry Luce Foundation (Luce) have partnered to launch the Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship. The fellowship is a 12-month, self-directed enrichment program designed to support the growth, development, knowledge and networks of Indigenous knowledge holders and knowledge makers.

First Nations is now accepting applications for the inaugural year of the program. In 2020, First Nations 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 as they advance their work and significantly move forward their field in ways that will ultimately lead to broad, transformative impacts for Indigenous communities.  It 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, traditional and contemporary arts and more.

Complete information and a link to the online application can be found at this link.  All applications must be completed and submitted by 5 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time on Friday, September 13, 2019.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be a member of a federal- or state-recognized Native American or Alaska Native tribe or community; or demonstrate significant and long-standing engagement with and commitment to an Indigenous community in the U.S.
  • Be engaged in the development or perpetuation of knowledge in their field.
  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Be U.S. citizens.

Applicants may self-apply or nominate another individual. First Nations recognizes that some individuals may not apply for this fellowship on their own. First Nations understands that some individuals might be uncomfortable identifying themselves as knowledge keepers, cultural producers, intellectual leaders, etc. within their own communities. We ask for assistance identifying those individuals, and encourage their family, friends, colleagues, co-workers and others to work with potential candidates to submit an application on their behalf.

Applicants will be asked to complete an online application and provide other required information, including three short essays, two reference letters, and a current resume/curriculum vitae. Please see the online application for more details.

The Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship is designed to honor and support these individual leaders as they work to further Indigenous knowledge creation, dissemination and change in Indigenous communities. This fellowship will give Native knowledge holders and knowledge makers the funding and connections necessary to maximize their potential and realize their vision for their communities. It will provide these cultural producers with the resources to match their existing knowledge, passion and drive to achieve their personal and community goals.

About First Nations Development Institute

For nearly 39 years, using a three-pronged strategy of educating grassroots practitioners, advocating for systemic change, and capitalizing Indian communities, First Nations has been working to restore Native American control and culturally-compatible stewardship of the assets they own – be they land, human potential, cultural heritage or natural resources – and to establish new assets for ensuring the long-term vitality of Native American communities.  First Nations serves Native American communities throughout the United States. For more information, visit www.firstnations.org.

About the Henry Luce Foundation

The Henry Luce Foundation seeks to enrich public discourse by promoting innovative scholarship, cultivating new leaders, and fostering international understanding. The foundation advances its mission through grantmaking and leadership programs in the fields of Asia, higher education, religion and theology, art and public policy.

Established in 1936 by Henry R. Luce, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Time Inc., the foundation’s earliest work honored his parents, missionary educators in China. The foundation’s programs today reflect the value Mr. Luce placed on learning, leadership, and long-term commitment in philanthropy.

The Henry Luce Foundation, a private independent foundation, is a nonprofit corporation operating under the laws of the State of New York.

First Alaskans Institute (FAI) is pleased to announce applications are now being accepted for our 2019 Al Adams Young Political Leader Fellowship to place Alaska Native and rural Alaskans in Washington, D.C. during two back-to-back congressional sessions. This current opportunity is to place a Fellow in the office of Senator Dan Sullivan. To learn more visit here. To apply online visit here.

Highlights of Fellowship

· Six months in length;

· Travel provided to and from Washington, D.C.;

· Bi-weekly stipend pay of $1,200;

· An honorarium of $1,250 at the start of the fellowship;

· An honorarium of $1,250 after successful completion of the fellowship;

· FAI orientation before start of fellowship;

· Fulltime work schedule;

· Hands-on experience working with the congressional process;

· Priority of engaging in and researching Alaska Native issues;

· Post-secondary & higher education degrees or certification NOT required, the right candidate will have the right characteristics and the ability to be high-performing in the work environment; and

· Fellow is expected to secure their own housing and accommodations during Fellowship.

Timeline

· Application due date: Friday, April 19, 2019

· Candidate interviews & reference calls: Monday & Tuesday, April 22 & 23, 2019

· Final selection of fellow: Wednesday, April 24, 2019

· First Alaskans Institute orientation: Monday, May 13, 2019

· Senator Sullivan’s Office orientation: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

· Al Adams Young Political Leader Fellowship: May 15 – October 18, 2019 (Washington, D.C.)

For more information

Please contact Ella Sassuuk Tonuchuk, Indigenous Leadership Continuum Coordinator, at 907-677-1707 or or ellatonuchuk@firstalaskans.org with any questions.

The CIRI Foundation Education Resources handbook contains information from selecting a school to finding an internship. It also includes hundreds of scholarship opportunities across many disciplines- the focus is on Native students, so you do not need to be affiliated with CIRI to benefit from this book.

Click HERE to download your copy now!

 

The NCAI Wilma Mankiller Fellowship Program for Tribal Policy and Governance Fellowship Program provides an exceptional opportunity for emerging young professionals from across Indian Country to work side by side with national leaders in tribal policy. Applicants must have a college degree or equivalent experience.

Timeline: Fellowship Applications will be accepted until 12:00 p.m. EST on March 31, 2019, with decisions made no later than April 30, 2019.

Click HERE for more information or to apply.

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One of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW is providing $3.9 million in funding for fellowships and grants to 250 outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2018–19 academic year. Due to the longstanding, generous contributions of AAUW members, a broader community of women continues to gain access to educational and economic opportunities — breaking through barriers so that all women have a fair chance.

Fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide range of disciplines and work to improve their schools and communities. Their intellect, dedication, imagination, and effort promise to forge new paths in scholarship, improve the quality of life for all, and tackle the educational and social barriers facing women worldwide. AAUW seeks a diverse applicant pool.

Click HERE to learn more.

 

NATIVE AMERICAN RESIDENCY FELLOWSHIPS AT THE VERMONT STUDIO CENTER

This Fellowship program was established in 2011 to support the development of visual artists and the potential for inter-cultural dialog. Each year, the Foundation awards two residency fellowships to Native American visual artists at the Vermont Studio Center. Each Fellow receives a one-month residency, which includes room and board, a private studio, and a $500 travel stipend.

Founded by artists in 1984, the Vermont Studio Center is the largest international artists’ and writers’ Residency Program in the United States, hosting 50 visual artists and writers each month from across the country and around the world. The Studio Center provides 4-12 week residencies on an historic 30 building campus along the Gihon River in Johnson, Vermont, a village in the heart of the northern Green Mountains.

TWO FELLOWSHIPS ARE AWARDED ANNUALLY TO NATIVE AMERICAN VISUAL ARTISTS WHO DEMONSTRATE:
  • Strong artistic ability
  • An evolving practice this is at a pivotal moment in its development
  • A practice that engages a dialogue between the artist’s indigenous world and
    the surrounding culture
APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINES

The annual application deadline is February 15. Artists must apply online. To find out more about this opportunity, please contact David Grozinsky at 802 635-2727 at the Vermont Studio Center or Susan Caraballo at Harpo Foundation.

Click the link below to see fellowship opportunities for graduate students in marine sciences and policy!

UAF Sea Grant Alaska

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