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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is now accepting applications for the 2020 Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs. The Ford Foundation aims to increase the diversity of the country’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching education. Approximately 70 predoctoral, 36 dissertation and 24 postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded.

Eligibility requirements:

  • U. S. citizens, U.S. nationals, U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) program1, political asylees, and refugees, 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), and
  • Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in a research-based field of science, social science, or humanities.

Stipends:

  • Predoctoral–$24,000 per year for three years
  • Dissertation–$25,000 for one year
  • Postdoctoral–$45,000 for one year

Additionally, awardees will have expenses paid to attend at least one Conference of Ford Fellows.

Application Deadline Dates:

  • Predoctoral: December 17, 2019 (5:00 PM EST)
  • Dissertation: December 10, 2019 (5:00 PM EST)
  • Postdoctoral: December 10, 2019 (5:00 PM EST)

Supplementary Materials receipt deadline for submitted applications is January 7, 2020 (5:00 PM EST)

For more information, visit the Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs website.

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