Foundation / Corporation
First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) and Henry Luce Foundation
09/13/19 5:00 PM MDT
Fellowships of $50,000 to USA Native American leaders to benefit Indigenous people and their communities in urban areas or on reservations. Funding is intended to support living expenses, conference registration, travel, tuition, equipment, and childcare.
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.
The fellowship is a self-directed enrichment program designed to support the growth, development, knowledge, and networks of Native leaders. This unique and exciting new fellowship will seek to support individuals from diverse fields and engaged in different modes of expression. 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, traditional and contemporary arts and more.
During the fellowship period, fellows will gather together three times during the year to pool their collective knowledge and create a community of practice that crosses fields, geographies, and tribal cultures. These three required convenings will give fellows the opportunity to engage in rich conversations intended to strengthen their leadership skills, reflect on their impact, share their learning and experiences and promote enduring professional relationships. These cohorts will empower fellows to overcome any geographic and cultural isolation they may experience by being a Native knowledge holder or knowledge maker, possibly as the only one in their field.
Broadly defined, Native knowledge holders and knowledge makers are individuals engaged in the creation and dissemination of knowledge that advances their respective field or expertise area. This includes those engaged in either and/or both Western knowledge fields or traditional Indigenous fields of knowledge development and dissemination, including:
- Cultural Leaders and Activists
- Linguists and Language Preservationists
- Artists, Craftspeople and Designers
- Writers, Storytellers and Media-Makers
- Curators, Conservators and Educators
- Food System Workers and Food Justice Advocates
- Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs
- Healthcare Professionals and Practitioners
- Environmentalists and Conservationists
- Academics, Researchers and Scientists
- And many more
GrantWatch ID#: 186227
First Nations provides a $50,000 award that may be used flexibly over 12 months. After 12 months, fellows will be eligible to apply for a supplemental grant of $25,000.
First Nations provides an 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 to extend their work for another year and help mentor the next cohort of fellows.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To start an application: https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_1243?SA=SNA&FID=35214
If you have any other questions about the Fellowship, please contact Raymond Foxworth by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (303) 774-7836
First Nations Development Institute
2432 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Longmont, CO 80501
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