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Ford Foundation Fellowships

August 22, 2017

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“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.”

Each year, the Ford Foundation offers approximately 65 predoctoral fellowships ($24,000 per year for up to three years), as well as dissertation and postdoctoral fellowships.

Fellowships are awarded to students who demonstrate excellence, commitment to diversity, and the desire to teach at the college or university level.

Eligibility: Candidates must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, U.S. permanent resident, or individual granted official DACA, political asylum, or refugee status. Candidates must  be committed to a career in teaching at the college or university level. They must be enrolled or plan to enroll in an eligible research-based program leading to a Ph.D or Sc.D at a US institution and must not have previously earned a doctoral degree. May apply as undergraduates in their senior year simultaneous with applications to graduate programs.

Deadline: December 14, 2017.  Individuals are strongly encouraged to seek advising from the Academic Awards & Fellowships office early in the process.

Campus Contact: Maureen Reed, Academic Awards & Fellowships

 

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