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October 5 – Henry Luce Foundation Presidential Fellows

The Henry Luce Foundation seeks Presidential Fellows to support the work of the Foundation’s President, Vice-President, and Program Directors. The Fellows will undertake research, writing, and analytic projects, participate in and support evaluation and planning efforts, help to organize grantee and expert convenings, represent the Foundation at philanthropy and subject matter events, and other responsibilities.

The two fellows will work closely together and as full members of the Foundation’s program staff, participating in all staff meetings and other staff activities. One fellow will work primarily with the Foundation’s President; the other will work under the direction of the Vice-President, providing support for projects related to the Foundation’s several programs, as well as for evaluation, planning, and communications.

The Fellows will be appointed for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Fellowships will commence upon appointment (exact start date to be determined in discussion with each fellow). The fellows will be employed on a full-time basis and receive $50,000-$60,000 each in annual salary (depending on qualifications and prior experience). They will also be eligible for all health, retirement, and other benefits and perquisites that are available to full-time staff at the same level.

The Fellows must have excellent writing, research, and organizational skills. They should have an interest in philanthropy, the not-for-profit sector, and/or one or more of the Foundation’s areas of focus. Fellows should have completed a CUNY graduate degree (master’s or doctorate) by the start of the fellowship. The fellowship might be of particular interest to graduates of degree programs in journalism, public administration and public policy, data analysis, digital humanities, museum studies, arts administration, higher education administration, and international affairs. The fellowship, however, is open to degree holders in any academic discipline.

The Foundation especially encourages members of under-served or under-represented communities to apply.

An applicant should submit a cover letter explaining why they are interested in this fellowship, how it will help to advance their professional goals, and what experiences or skills they possess that equip them for the fellowship. The applicant should also include a CV or resume, an unofficial transcript from their graduate program (an official transcript may be requested upon hire), and a list of the names, titles, and contact information for three references. (Only finalists’ references will be contacted.) These materials should be submitted via GC Connect (8811) by Monday, October 5 at 11:59 p.m. An internal Graduate Center committee will select the top candidates and forward them to the Luce Foundation. For information on using GC Connect, please use this link:  If you’ve never used GC Connect, we recommend logging in before the application deadline and letting us know if you have any problems using

The Henry Luce Foundation, based in New York City, was established in 1936 by Henry R. Luce, the cofounder and editor-in-chief of Time, Inc. Its mission is to enrich public discourse by promoting innovative scholarship, cultivating new leaders, and fostering international understanding. The Foundation advances this mission through grantmaking and leadership programs in the fields of Asia, higher education, religion and theology, art, and public policy.