Ford Foundation Fellowship Program

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  • Scholarship Description
  • Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

    Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation.

    -All citizens, nationals, and permanent residents (holders of a permanent resident card) of the United States, as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the DACA Program, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation
    -Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations)
    -Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level

    Awards will be made for study in research-based Ph.D. or Sc.D. programs; practice-oriented degree programs are not eligible for support (see eligible fields). Prospective applicants should read carefully the eligibility requirements, the terms of the fellowship awards, application instructions and other information pertaining to the individual fellowship (predoctoral, dissertation, or postdoctoral) for which they are applying.

    Predoctoral application: November 17
    Dissertation and Postdoctoral application: November 10
    Supplementary materials: January 10

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
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  • Washington, DC 20001
  • 202-334-2000

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