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The 2019 competitions are NOW OPEN. Click here to Sign in or Register.

2019 Program Announcements:
  Predoctoral (.pdf)
  Dissertation (.pdf)
  Postdoctoral (.pdf)


Ford Foundation Senior Fellowship

The Ford Foundation Senior Fellowship award was established to further engage Ford Fellows in the important work of the Foundation. The goal of the Ford Foundation Senior Fellowship award is to support innovative research that addresses the overall goals and mission of “moving the Ford Foundation forward.” Click here to view information about the 2016, 2017, and 2018 Ford Foundation Senior Fellowship awardees.

Proceedings of the 2012 and 2014 Senior Ford Foundation Fellows' Conferences

The inaugural Senior Ford Fellows’ Conference (SFFC) occurred in September 2012, as part of commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs. Biennial SFFCs have continued since then. These Proceedings summarize content from the 2012 and 2014 SFFC concurrent sessions related to issues of post-tenure professional development, advocacy and institutional change. They reflect the expertise and experience of senior scholars across disciplines providing transformative leadership in and outside of the academy. The Proceedings may be shared widely and used to advance the broadening access to higher education mission that guides the Fellowship Program.


2017 and 2018 Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs Awardees and Honorable Mentions 



FORD FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS

 

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

 

Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation. 


Eligibility to apply for a Ford 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), and
  • Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.

    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 the eligibility requirements.

Awards will be made for study in research-based Ph.D. or Sc.D. programs; practice oriented degree programs are not eligible for support (see eligible fields). Prospective applicants should read carefully the eligibility requirements, the terms of the fellowship awards, application instructions and other information pertaining to the individual fellowship (Predoctoral, Dissertation, or Postdoctoral) for which they are applying.

In addition to the fellowship award, Ford Fellows are eligible to attend the Conference of Ford Fellows, a unique national conference of a select group of high-achieving scholars committed to diversifying the professoriate and using diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

 

The online application for the 2019 Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs
is NOW OPEN. 

2019 Competition Deadlines:

2019 Dissertation and Postdoctoral application deadlines:
December 6, 2018
5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)

2019 Predoctoral application deadline:

December 13, 2018
5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) 

Supplementary Materials deadline for submitted applications: 
January 8, 2019
5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)  

Notification of 2019 awards:
April 2019
 

 
 


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