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Ford Foundation: Predoctoral Fellowships for Minorities


Annual fellowship awards to increase the presence of under-represented minorities on the nation's college and university faculties, to enhance diversity on campus, and to address the persistent effects of past discrimination. The Ford Foundation supports minority doctoral scholars in professions with long-standing under-representation

Field of Study

Behavioral sciences; literature & languages; history, philosophy, & religion; social sciences; life sciences; chemistry; earth sciences; physics & astronomy; engineering, mathematics, and computer sciences. 


U.S. citizens from the following minority groups: Native American Indian, Alaskan Native (Eskimo or Aleut), Black/African American, Mexican American/Chicano, Native Pacific Islander (Polynesian or Micronesian), and Puerto Rican. Must be enrolled full-time in a research-based doctoral program (Ph.D. or Sc.D.). 


Annual stipend: $27,000; Award to the institution in lieu of tuition and fees: $3,000; Expenses paid to attend at least one Conference of Ford Fellows; Access to Ford Fellow Liaisons, a network of former Ford Fellows who have volunteered to provide mentoring and support to current fellows


2023 Competition Dates:

The 2023 online application module is OPEN and accepting applications.

2023 Dissertation and Postdoctoral application deadlines:

December 08, 2022
5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)

2023 Predoctoral application deadline:

December 15, 2022
5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) 

Supplementary Materials deadline for submitted applications: 

January 5, 2023
5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Notification of 2023 awards:


DEADLINE VARIES. CHECK WEB SITE:​ Complete information and application materials available on line. 
Or contact: 
The Fellowships Office
Attn: Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Tel: 202-334-2872

Deadline: Thursday, December 15, 2022

Funding Type: Fellowship

Related Degrees: Ph.D.

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