The Luce Foundation invests in and connects knowledge makers and young leaders through its fellowships.
The Luce Foundation seeks to ensure that our leaders are well-prepared and well-educated. To accomplish that goal, the Foundation supports a range of fellowship programs. Some of these are aimed at scholars and teachers in the Foundation’s areas of focus, like the China Studies Program and the American Art Dissertation Fellowships.
Other fellowships seek to equip leaders outside of academia with the tools they need to grow and to pursue their work. The Luce Scholars Program, which enables promising young leaders to spend a year in Asia, is one of the Foundation’s oldest fellowship programs. Luce’s newest fellowship will support Native American knowledge makers and knowledge keepers who are committed to serving their communities.
With the exception of the Luce Scholars Program, all of the Foundation’s fellowships are administered by organizational partners like the American Council of Learned Societies and the First Nations Development Institute. Information about how to apply for each fellowship is provided in the individual fellowships' section, accessed below.
Current Fellowship Opportunities
Legacy of Leadership
The Foundation has supported individual leaders for many decades. As needs and opportunities change, the Foundation creates new fellowship programs and brings others to conclusion. We are proud of all of the programs and individuals who contributed to their fields and to the world with Luce support.