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Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

Goes By: Ford Dissertation
Fellowship Website

Provides one year of support to complete a dissertation leading to a PhD or ScD degree for individuals committed to teaching at the college or university level.

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.

Award Value

One-year stipend of $25,000, and expenses to attend one Conference of Ford Fellows.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Doctoral

Minimum Grade Point Average



US Citizen, Permanent Resident
Campus Nomination Required No
Year of Study Funded Doctoral
Academic Areas: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Social Sciences, Humanities, Health Sciences, Fine Arts, Education
Areas of Interest: Underrepresented populations, Research
Language Funding No
Location Domestic

Be sure to consult the competition website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.


Ford Dissertation Electronic Deadline
Thursday, December 6, 2018
5 p.m. ET

Ford Dissertation Supplemental Materials Deadline
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
5:00 p.m. ET

Last updated: April 19, 2019