Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship: for early PhD students committed to promoting diversity

Ford Foundation Predoctoral 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 are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. The Predoctoral Fellowship Program provides fellows with an annual stipend of $27,000 for three years of study toward a research-based doctoral degree (i.e., dissertation required), in an eligible discipline at a not-for-profit U.S. institution of higher education. 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. Applications are due Dec. 17.

The JHU National Fellowships Program provides support to Ford applicants; if you are considering applying, contact Dr. Kathleen Barry ( of the NFP.

For more information about the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships, see the NFP webpage.