Ford Foundation International Fellowships

Disciplines Purpose Open To Eligibility
All fields, for individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level Funding for 3 years of graduate study toward Ph.D. or Sc.D degree Seniors and first year graduate students U.S. citizens, committed to career in teaching and research at the college or university level

 

About the Ford Foundation International Fellowships

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

Ford Foundation Fellowship awards are offered at the Pre-doctoral, Dissertation and Postdoctoral levels.  Fellowships are awarded in a national competition. Awards are made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

To be eligible for a Ford Foundation Fellowship award you must be a citizen of the United States, demonstrate evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations), and be committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.  Awards will be made for study in research-based Ph.D. or Sc.D. programs; practice oriented degree programs are not eligible for support.

In addition to the fellowship award, Ford Fellows are eligible to attend the Conference of Ford Fellows, a unique national conference of a select group of high-achieving scholars committed to diversifying the professorate and using diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

For more information, visit the Ford Foundation International Fellowships website.