Postdoctoral Scholars

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships

This national competition—administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation—awards Fellowships to approximately 24 postdocs who have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, and show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers. In addition to the Fellowship award, new Ford Fellows are invited to attend the Conference of Ford Fellows.

Stipend: $50,000

Where: Nonprofit institutions of higher education or research in the United States

Length: One year

Eligibility: Individuals who have completed all the requirements for a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree, including successful defense of the dissertation, no earlier than December 9, 2014 and no later than December 9, 2021 in an eligible research-based field from a U.S. institution of higher education. See website for full eligibility requirements

Applications due: TBD 2022