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Newly awarded Ford Foundation Fellows are invited to attend the annual Conference of Ford Fellows. It is 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. Fellows can engage in the following activities:

  • Networking with peers and senior Ford Fellows
  • Face-to-face conversations with university and academic presses
  • One-on-one mentoring 
  • Publication and career advancement workshops
  • Strategies to complete the dissertation
  • Planning an academic career
  • Proposal, grant-writing, and research funding advice
  • Oral and poster presentations with supportive comments and critiques from colleagues
  • Opportunities to interact with established and emerging scholars in diverse fields