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Fellowships Office, Keck 576
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Tel: 202-334-2872
Fax: 202-334-3419

E-mail:
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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:
November 20, 2015
(5:00 PM EST)
 

2016 Dissertation and Postdoctoral application deadlines:
November 13, 2015

(5:00 PM EST)
 

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

 

 


NAVIGATING THE ONLINE APPLICATION


Follow the step-by-step instructions below:

Registering and Creating a Login and Password
  1. Go to the Login Page.
  2. Select Fellowship Application.
  3. Select Click here to create login and password.
  4. Enter information in the fields provided.
  5. Keep a record of your login information in a secure place for future use.
Please refrain from creating multiple login IDs and passwords as it causes confusion for future log in attempts.

Selecting Pages of the Application and Entering Data
  1. Locate the page you wish to complete by selecting it from the left navigation panel.
  2. Follow the instructions provided for each section.
  3. Enter the appropriate information on the page (information can be entered on any page of the application in any order).
  4. Save your work on each page.
  5. Select Logout when you wish to exit the current session.
Adding and Notifying Individuals Writing Letters of Recommendation 
  1. Select Letters of Recommendation from the left navigation panel.
  2. Select Click here to add an individual.
  3. Enter information for the letter writer and click Save.
  4. Click Notify to send the letter writer an e-mail notification containing their login information and a request to upload a letter of recommendation on your behalf.
  5. Monitor the receipt of your recommendation letter through the online application module. (See Monitoring the Receipt of Supplementary Materials below.)
  6. Click Notify Again to send the letter writer another notification.
Contact your letter writers personally to advise them that they will be receiving an e-mail notification from FordContentSupport@nas.edu and confirm with them that they have received the message once you have sent the notification. 

Uploading Application Component Documents
  1. Select Essay Uploads in the left navigation panel.
  2. Follow the instructions provided for each section.
  3. Click Browse, then select and open the file you wish to upload.
  4. Click Upload (it may take several moments for the page to refresh).
  5. Once the file has been successfully uploaded, select View File to ensure you have uploaded the correct document and it appears as you wish.
Adhere to the maximum page limits described for each document upload; otherwise, your documents will not be properly uploaded to your application.

Reviewing Data
  1. Select Data Review in the left navigation panel.
  2. Review all information on the page to confirm it is correct.
  3. Select the link for any page that requires completion or revision.
Validating the Application
  1. Select Data Validation in the left navigation panel.
  2. Note the three validation symbols:
    • Red - The page is incomplete and the application cannot be submitted.
    • Green - The page is complete and has been validated.
    • Yellow (advisory) - The page is missing information; however, the application may still be submitted.
  3. Make any corrections to pages with a red symbol.
  4. Confirm that all pages have been validated (only green or yellow symbol appear).
Submitting the Application
  1. Select Submit in the left navigation panel.
  2. Check the box indicating the following;
    • You have reviewed your application.
    • You are satisfied with your application's content and format.
    • You understand that you will no longer be able to make any further changes to your application.
  3. Click Submit.
A confirmation text will appear on the Main page of the application module informing you that your application has been successfully submitted.

Uploading Supplementary Materials
  1. Review the Supplementary Materials page to confirm which documents are required for your fellowship application.
  2. Log in (If already logged in, select Main from the left navigation panel.)
  3. Click on the Supplementary Materials link on the Main page (not in the left navigation panel) of the online application module.
  4. Click Upload for the transcript you wish to upload.
  5. Click Browse then select and open the file you wish to upload.
  6. Click Upload.
  7. Once the file has been successfully uploaded, click on the file to ensure you have uploaded the correct document and it appears as you wish.
  8. If you need to replace the file, click Delete and repeat steps 5-7.
Note that transcripts and verification forms (if applicable) cannot be uploaded until after the application has been submitted.

Monitoring the Receipt of Supplementary Materials
  1. Select Data Review from the left navigation panel.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to Supplementary Material from Other Sources.
  3. View the status of the required supplementary materials.
Be advised that it is entirely the responsibility of the applicant to confirm that the required supplementary materials are received before the published deadline.

Contacting Technical or Content Support
  1. Select E-mail Support in the left navigation panel.
  2. Complete the form.
  3. Click Send.