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2014 Ford Foundation Fellowships competition is CLOSED and no longer accepting applications.

Application deadlines for the 2014 competitons were:

Predoctoral application deadline was:  
November 20, 2013
(5:00 PM EST)

Dissertation and Postdoctoral application deadlines were:
November 15, 2013

(5:00 PM EST)

Supplementary Materials receipt deadline (all levels) was January 9, 2014  

 

 


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

2014 FELLOWSHIP COMPETITIONS and ONLINE APPLICATION are CLOSED and no longer accepting applications.

  

The online fellowship application is available through this site. Applicants must register and establish a personal user ID and password. All application materials become the property of the National Academies and are not returned to applicants. Please note that all application materials must be written in English. Below is a listing of the components of the fellowship application for the:


Applying for a PREDOCTORAL fellowship

In order to be reviewed, the online application must be submitted by 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on November 20, 2013. Supplementary Materials must be uploaded to the fellowship application by January 9, 2014. Items listed below in boldface are required.

Personal information, contact information, educational background (names of all post-secondary institutions attended, years attended, degrees received), list of honors, awards, fellowships and employment,   
  • Statement of previous research (two-page limit, double-spaced),
  • Essay describing proposed plan of graduate study and research and the applicant’s long-range career goals (two-page limit, double-spaced, avoid technical jargon),
  • Personal statement (not to exceed two pages, double-spaced) that describes the applicant’s background and experience and commitment to the goals of the Ford Foundation Fellowship Program by addressing all of the following that apply:
    • the applicant’s capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds
    • the applicant’s sustained personal engagement with communities that are underrepresented in the academy and ability to bring this asset to learning, teaching and scholarship at the college or university level
    • the applicant’s likelihood of using the diversity of human experience as an educational resource in teaching and scholarship, and
    • Membership in one or more of the following groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding:
      • Alaska Natives (Aleut, Eskimo or other Indigenous People of Alaska)
      • Black/African Americans
      • Mexican American/Chicanas/Chicanos
      • Native American Indians
      • Native Pacific Islanders (Hawaiian/Polynesian/Micronesian)
      • Puerto Ricans
         
  • Names and contact information of a minimum of three professors who will upload a letter of recommendation on your behalf (a minimum of three letters are required for a fellowship application to be included in the review; however, four letters are highly recommended).

Advance Preparation

  • Prepare essays in advance and save each in a separate file in .pdf format so that you are prepared to upload these texts. Get feedback from advisers, mentors, and colleagues.
  • Contact potential referees. Be certain that they agree to upload a letter of reference for you and that they can do so by the deadline of January 9, 2014. The on-line system will require you to provide an e-mail address for each referee.
  • There are more resources for preparing your application. Go to the How to Apply page for more information.
  • Be sure to confirm the minimum Supplementary Materials required to be submitted in support of your fellowship application and the deadline date for their receipt.

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Applying for a DISSERTATION fellowship

In order to be reviewed, the on-line application must be submitted by 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on November 15, 2013. Supplementary Materials must be uploaded to the fellowship application  by January 9, 2014. Items listed below in boldface are required.
 
Personal information, contact information, educational background (names of all institutions attended, years attended, degrees received),  list of honors, awards, fellowships and employment,

 

  • Statement of previous research (two-page limit, double-spaced),
  • Annotated bibliography (provide an annotated bibliography of two to three sentences each for no more than ten key sources),
  • Abstract of dissertation (one-page limit),
  • Essay explaining the plan and timeline for completing the dissertation and describing the applicant’s long-range career goals (three-page limit, double-spaced, avoid technical jargon),
  • Personal statement (not to exceed two pages, double-spaced) that describes the applicant’s background and experience and commitment to the goals of the Ford Foundation Fellowship Program by addressing all of the following that apply:
    • the applicant’s capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds
    • the applicant’s sustained personal engagement with communities that are underrepresented in the academy and ability to bring this asset to learning, teaching and scholarship at the college or university level
    • the applicant’s likelihood of using the diversity of human experience as an educational resource in teaching and scholarship, and
    • Membership in one or more of the following groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding:
      • Alaska Natives (Aleut, Eskimo or other Indigenous People of Alaska)
      • Black/African Americans
      • Mexican American/Chicanas/Chicanos
      • Native American Indians
      • Native Pacific Islanders (Hawaiian/Polynesian/Micronesian)
      • Puerto Ricans
  • Names and contact information of a minimum of three professors who will upload a letter of recommendation on your behalf (a minimum of three letters is required for a fellowship application to be included in the review; however, four letters are highly recommended).

 Advance Preparation

  • Prepare essays in advance and save each in a separate file in .pdf format so that you are prepared to upload these texts. Get feedback from advisers, mentors, and colleagues.
  • Contact potential referees. Be certain that they agree to upload a letter of reference for you and that they can do so by the deadline of January 9, 2014. The on-line system will require you to provide an e-mail address for each referee.
  • There are more resources for preparing your application. Go to the How to Apply page for more information.
  • Be sure to confirm the minimum Supplementary Materials required to be submitted in support of your fellowship application and the deadline date for their receipt.

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Applying for a POSTDOCTORAL fellowship

In order to be reviewed, the on-line application must be submitted by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on November 15, 2013. Supplementary Materials must be uploaded to the fellowship application  by January 9, 2014. Items listed below in boldface are required.
Personal information, contact information, educational background (names of all institutions attended, years attended, degrees received), list of honors, awards, fellowships and employment,  

 

  • Statement of previous research (two-page limit, double-spaced),
  • Annotated bibliography (provide an annotated bibliography of two to three sentences each for no more than ten key sources),
  • Abstract of dissertation (one-page limit, double-spaced),
  • Abstract of Proposed Plan of Study or Research (one-page limit, double-spaced),
  • Proposed Plan of Study or Research and long-range career goals (three-page limit, double-spaced, avoid technical jargon),
  • Personal statement (not to exceed two pages, double-spaced) that describes the applicant’s background and experience and commitment to the goals of the Ford Foundation Fellowship Program by addressing all of the following that apply:
    • the applicant’s capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds
    • the applicant’s sustained personal engagement with communities that are underrepresented in the academy and ability to bring this asset to learning, teaching and scholarship at the college or university level
    • the applicant’s likelihood of using the diversity of human experience as an educational resource in teaching and scholarship,
    • Membership in one or more of the following groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding:
      • Alaska Natives (Aleut, Eskimo or other Indigenous People of Alaska)
      • Black/African Americans
      • Mexican American/Chicanas/Chicanos
      • Native American Indians
      • Native Pacific Islanders (Hawaiian/Polynesian/Micronesian)
      • Puerto Ricans
  • Names and contact information of a minimum of three professors or colleagues who will upload a letter of recommendation on your behalf (three letters are required for a fellowship application to be included in the review; however, four letters are highly recommended), and
  • Name and contact information for host mentor/colleague.

Advance Preparation

  • Prepare essays in advance and save each in a separate file in .pdf format so that you are prepared to upload these texts. Get feedback from advisers, mentors, and colleagues.
  • Contact potential referees. Be certain that they agree to upload a letter of reference for you and that they can do so by the deadline of January 9, 2014. The on-line system will require you to provide an e-mail address for each referee.
  • Make contact with your proposed host institution and host mentor.
  • There are more resources for preparing your application. Go to the How to Apply page for more information.
  • Be sure to confirm the minimum Supplementary Materials required to be submitted in support of your fellowship application and the deadline date for their receipt.

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