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Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships

Application Deadline: 12/16/2021

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is accepting applications for the Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs. Eligibility and online application information are available on the Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs website.

Through its program of fellowships, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.


All U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card); individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program;* Indigenous individuals exercising rights associated with the Jay Treaty of 1794; individuals granted Temporary Protected Status; 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); and

-Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in the U.S.

*Eligibility 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.

Annual stipend: Predoctoral–$27,000 per year for three years.

Awardees will receive an invitation to attend at least one Conference of Ford Fellows.

Approximately 75 predoctoral fellowships will be awarded.

Application Procedure

Follow the steps below to prepare and submit an application for a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship.

  1. Read through the following:
  2. Familiarize yourself with Navigating the Online Application.
  3. 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.

Official Website: Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships



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