FORD FOUNDATION PREDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP
Eligibility to apply for a predoctoral 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, Indigenous individuals exercising rights associated with the Jay Treaty of 1794, 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,
- Individuals enrolled in or planning to enroll in an eligible research-based (dissertation-required) program leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree at a non-proprietary (not for profit) U.S. institution of higher education,
- Individuals who as of the 2020 fall semester require a minimum of three years of study2 to complete their Ph.D./Sc.D. degree, and
- Individuals who have not earned a doctoral degree at any time, in any field. 2Individuals must be enrolled full-time and may not accept remuneration from full-time employment, other major fellowships, internships, or similar internal or external awards during fellowship tenure.
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 Predoctoral 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.