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2016 Ford Foundation
Fellowship Programs
competition is scheduled to open in September 2015.

Please continue to monitor this site for future announcements. 

2016 Predoctoral application deadline will be:
November 20, 2015
(5:00 PM EST)

2016 Dissertation and Postdoctoral application deadlines will be:
November 13, 2015

(5:00 PM EST)

Supplementary Materials receipt deadline (all levels) will be:
January 8, 2016
(5:00 PM EST)  




The 2015 Ford Foundation Fellowship Program competition is NOW CLOSED and no longer accepting applications.


1. Read thoroughly the Fact Sheet for to the level of fellowship for which you plan to apply (Predoctoral, Dissertation, or Postdoctoral)... that you will understand the level-specific eligibility requirements, eligible fields of study and other important information such as stipend amounts and criteria for selection. If your field of study is not included in the eligible fields list, it may be an indication that you are not eligible for this fellowship.

2. Read carefully all instructions provided in  Application Instructions and Supplementary Materials... that you will have a complete understanding of the minimum required materials that comprise a complete fellowship application and the deadline for submission of all supplementary materials in support of your fellowship application.

3. Contact potential writers of your letters of recommendation early... be certain they will be able to submit their letter by the deadline. Be sure to provide the writers of your letters of recommendation with a draft of your fellowship application research proposal essay so they are able to comment on it in their letter (they will be asked to do so in the instructions they will receive).



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... reading the information provided in Navigating the Online Application.

3. Begin the application process... accessing the online application Login Page.



Eligible Fields of Study Lists: Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral

Suggestions From  Reviewers (.pdf): Predoctoral, Dissertation or Postdoctoral

Uploads Help (.pdf):PredoctoralDissertation or Postdoctoral

Document Upload Specifications (.pdf)

GRE Information Sheet

Verification of Doctoral Degree Status forms (.pdf): Predoctoral or Dissertation

Postdoctoral Verification of Doctoral Degree Attainment form (.pdf)
Note: required only for postdoctoral fellowship applicants whose Ph.D. degree has not been conferred by the application deadline

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