FORD FOUNDATION POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP
Eligibility to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship is limited to:
- All U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program1, political asylees, and refugees, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation,
- Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations),
- Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, and
- Individuals who have completed all the requirements for a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree, including successful defense of the dissertation, no earlier than December 10, 2012 and no later than December 10, 2019 in an eligible research-based field from a U.S. institution of higher education.
1Eligibility includes individuals with current status under the DACA Program, as well as individuals whose status may have lapsed but who continue to meet all the USCIS guidelines for DACA available here.
Receipt of the fellowship award is conditioned upon each awardee providing satisfactory documentation that he or she meets all the eligibility requirements.
HOW TO APPLY
Follow the steps below to prepare and submit an application for a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship.
- Read through the following:
- Familiarize yourself with Navigating the Online Application.
- Start an application here.
Applicants should note that it is their responsibility to ensure that all application components--including all supplementary materials--have been entered, uploaded, and submitted by the specified deadlines.