Ford Foundation Fellowships seek to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, maximizing the educational benefits of diversity, and increasing the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Those who use pedagogy that incorporates minorities or who are members of an underrepresented group in the American professorate are preferred. The Predoctoral Fellowship Program provides fellows with an annual stipend of $27,000 for three years of study toward a research-based doctoral degree. It also provides funds to attend at least one conference of Ford Fellows and access to Ford Fellow Regional Liaisons, a network of former Ford Fellows who provide mentoring and support.
Open to graduating seniors who will enroll in graduate school in fall 2020 or first- or second-year graduate students who are currently enrolled in a research-based (dissertation required) PhD or ScD program in an eligible discipline at a not-for-profit U.S. institution of higher education.
Applications are due Dec. 17. The JHU National Fellowships Program will provide feedback on essay drafts submitted by Dec. 6. Contact Dr. Kathleen Barry at firstname.lastname@example.org of the NFP if interested in applying.
For more information about the Ford Fellowships, see: https://studentaffairs.jhu.edu/fellowships/list-of-fellowships/fellowship-details/?entry=u9rlg