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  • Directory of Ford Fellows

    The Directory of Ford Fellows contains information on Ford Foundation Fellows who held awards administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine including postdoctoral fellowship recipients awarded since 1980 and predoctoral and dissertation fellowship recipients awarded since 1986. The Directory of Ford Fellows may be searched by Fellow name, Fellow institution, or by using key words. This database assists Ford Fellows in maintaining professional contacts and allows universities and other institutions to conduct employment and expertise searches for highly trained and talented academics from diverse backgrounds.

  • Ford Fellow Regional Liaisons

    A number of former Ford Fellows volunteer to serve as Regional Liaisons. Ford Fellows may contact liaisons in their region if they have any questions, problems, or concerns that develop during their doctoral study. Please click on the link above to access a complete list and contact information for the current Regional Liaisons.

  • Ford Fellows Listserv

    The Ford Fellows Listserv is a networking tool that was established independently by Ford Fellows to communicate ideas, announce professional milestones, and disseminate employment opportunities. The Listserv is not managed or monitored by the Ford Foundation or the National Academies, and statements and materials posted to the Listserv are not endorsed or adopted by either the Ford Foundation or the National Academies. Participation in the listserv is available to Ford Fellows only. It is optional and not required for participation in the Ford Fellowship Programs. To request access to the Listserv, email

The Conference of Ford Fellows is a unique conference that promotes professional development and networking across level and discipline. Click on the link above for more detailed information and dates for the next conference. 

Learn more about the Ford Foundation Fellowship Program from Fellowships Office staff attending professional and educational organization conferences around the U.S. during the year.