Academic Research

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships

The Ford Foundation’s predoctoral fellowships provide three years of support for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree in a program that is research-based. The awards will be made to individuals who have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in the United States, 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. Membership in one or more of the following groups—whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding—will be a positive factor for selection:

  • Alaska Natives (Aleut, Eskimo, or other Indigenous People of Alaska)
  • Black / African Americans
  • Mexican Americans / Chicanas / Chicanos
  • Native Americans
  • Native Pacific Islanders (Hawaiian / Polynesian / Micronesian)
  • Puerto Ricans

Award Amount: $27,000 per year for three years, invitation to the Conference of Ford Fellows, and access to networking and mentoring

Where: Varies

Length: Three years

Eligibility: Please see website.

Applications Due: TBD 2022