Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship Program

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. 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.

Current first-time graduate student studying in eligible field of study researching and enrolled in an eligible research-based (dissertation-required) leading to Ph.D./Sc.D. degree at a not for profit US institute for higher education
Application Due
December 6, 2018