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2015 Ford Foundation
Fellowship Program
Competitions are NOW OPEN and accepting application registrations 

Predoctoral application deadline:
November 19, 2014
(5:00 PM EST)
 

Dissertation and Postdoctoral application deadline:
November 14, 2014

(5:00 PM EST)
 

Supplementary Materials receipt deadline
(all levels): January 9, 2015
(5:00 PM EST)  

 

 


SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS
(ITEMS LISTED BELOW IN BOLDFACE ARE REQUIRED)


PREDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS RECEIPT DEADLINE:
5:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time on January 9, 2015

  • Official transcript* from institution that awarded baccalaureate degree; must include grades and baccalaureate completion date or undergraduate work completed prior to fall 2014,  
  • Official transcript(s)* showing completion of any Master's degree (if applicable) and official Ph.D./Sc.D. transcript showing all graduate work completed as of fall 2014. Applicants who entered graduate school in fall 2014 should upload a graduate transcript that indicates grades received in fall 2014. If this is not possible, a letter from the graduate institution attesting to progress should be uploaded in its place, 
  • Letters of recommendation (All letters must be submitted using the online system. Applications with less than the minimum of three letters submitted in support of the fellowship application will not be included in the review), 
  • Verification of Predoctoral Status Form and one-page (maximum) essay. Applicants already enrolled in a Ph.D or Sc.D program at the time of fellowship application must certify via submission of the signed form and essay that as of the fall 2015 term they have at least three years of full-time study remaining before they would be eligible to receive their Ph.D. degree and at least one of the three years must be comprised of full-time course work. The official NRC Verification of Doctoral Degree Status form must be signed by the advisor and the one-page essay attached to the form with submission.
  • GRE General Test Scores. (While the National Academies Fellowships Office encourages submission of GRE General Test scores for applicants who are not yet admitted into the Ph.D/Sc.D programs for which Ford Foundation support is sought, submitting GRE scores is optional for these applicants. GRE scores should not be submitted, and will not be accepted, from applicants already enrolled in Ph.D/Sc.D programs. See online application instructions for details.)

*unofficial transcripts or grade reports are acceptable for the review; however, if offered an award, applicants will be required to submit official transcripts to verify the accuracy of the uploaded transcripts or grade reports.  

PLEASE NOTE: THE PREDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED BEFORE ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPTS, VERIFICATION FORMS and GRE SCORE REPORTS MAY BE UPLOADED BY THE APPLICANT. 

 

  DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS RECEIPT DEADLINE:
 5:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time on January 9, 2015

  • Official transcript* from institution that awarded baccalaureate degree; must include grades and degree completion date,
  • Transcript showing completion of Master's degree (if applicable) and Ph.D./ Sc.D. transcript showing all courses taken and final grades for each course completed as of fall 2014,
  • Letters of recommendation (All letters must be submitted using the online system. Applications with less than the minimum of three letters submitted in support of the fellowship application will not be included in the review), and 
  • Verification of Doctoral Degree Candidacy Form. (The adviser or another appropriate official must submit a standard National Academies Verification of Doctoral Degree Status Form verifying that the applicant has completed all requirements for a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree except for writing the dissertation by Jan. 9, 2015).

*unofficial transcripts or grade reports are acceptable for the review; however, if offered an award, applicants will be required to submit official transcripts to verify the accuracy of the uploaded transcripts or grade reports.

PLEASE NOTE: THE DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED BEFORE ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPTS and VERIFICATION FORMS MAY BE UPLOADED BY THE APPLICANT. 
 


 POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS RECEIPT DEADLINE:
5:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time on January 9, 2015
 

  • Ph.D. or Sc.D. transcript* showing all Ph.D. courses taken, final grades for each course and date of award of the Ph.D. degree
  • Host letter (stating willingness of proposed mentor and the research site to serve as the applicant’s host; this letter is in addition to the required minimum of three letters of recommendation), and
  • Letters of recommendation (All letters must be submitted using the online system. Applications with less than the minimum of three letters submitted in support of the fellowship application will not be included in the review).

*unofficial transcripts or grade reports are acceptable for the review; however, if offered an award, applicants will be required to submit official transcripts to verify the accuracy of the uploaded transcripts or grade reports.

PLEASE NOTE: THE POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED BEFORE ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPTS MAY BE UPLOADED BY THE APPLICANT.

 

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