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Ford Foundation 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.

Prospective applicants should carefully read the eligibility requirements, guidelines, and instructions on the Ford Foundation Fellowships website.

Eligibility is limited to:

  • U.S. citizens, nationals and permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), and individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, 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),
  • Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.


Last updated: November 2015

Fields of Study:

  • Arts and Creative Fields
  • Business and Law
  • Education
  • Health
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
  • Social Sciences and Humanities


  • United States

Program Type:

  • Research
  • Study


  • US Citizen
  • US National or Permanent Resident

Program Length:

  • 1 year (Dissertation and Postdoctoral), 3 years (Predoctoral)


  • November 

Special Considerations:

  • Underrepresented racial or ethnic group

Degree Level:

  • Graduate


  • $24,000 (predoctoral); $25,000 (dissertation); $45,000 (postdoctoral) annual stipend