Ford Diversity Fellowships Program

Ford Diversity Fellowships Program

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Ford FoundationWho Can Apply:

Eligibility to apply for a Ford fellowship is limited to:

  • All citizens or nationals of the United States 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.

History:

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.

Ford Foundation Fellowship awards are offered at the Predoctoral, Dissertation and Postdoctoral levels.  Fellowships are awarded in a national competition. Awards are made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

How to Apply:

  1. Review the Helpful Resources for Preparing a Competitive Fellowship Application…before you begin to prepare your fellowship essays.
  2. Familiarize yourself with the functionality of the online fellowship application……by reading the information provided in Navigating the Online Application.
  3. Begin the application process……by accessing the online application Login Page.

For more information please contact the Graduate Office.