Ford Foundation Fellowships

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 predoctoral fellowships, 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.

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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 PhD 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.

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