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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: $19,000; 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

Application: 2020 Dissertation and  Postdoctoral deadlines: December 10, 2019 and 2020 Predoctoral deadline: December 10, 2019

Supplementary Materials deadline for submitted applications: January 7, 2020Notification of 2020 Awards: April 2020

DEADLINE VARIES. CHECK WEB SITE:  Complete information and application materials available on line. 
Or contact: 
Fellowship Programs Office, FF, TJ 2041, 
National Research Council, 
2101 Constitution Avenue, 
Washington, D.C. 20418
Tel: 202-334-2872

Deadline: Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Funding Type: Fellowship

Related Degrees: Ph.D.

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