Through fellowship programs administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the Ford Foundation aims to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, maximizing the educational benefits of diversity, and increasing the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
To that end, three types of fellowships will be awarded through the program:
Predoctoral Awards: A stipend of $27,000 per year for three years will be awarded in support of individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a PhD or ScD degree. Approximately seventy-five fellowships will be awarded in this category. Applications are due December 16, 2021, 5:00 p.m. EST.
Dissertation Awards: A one-year stipend of $28,000 will be awarded to individuals working to complete a dissertation leading to a PhD or ScD degree. Approximately thirty-six fellowships will be awarded in this category. Applications are due December 9, 2021, 5:00 p.m. EST.
Postdoctoral Awards: A one-year stipend of $50,000 will be awarded to individuals engaged in postdoctoral study after the attainment of the PhD or ScD degree. Approximately twenty-four fellowships will be awarded in this category. Applications are due December 9, 2021, 5:00 p.m. EST.
In addition to a stipend, fellows will receive an invitation to attend the Conference of Ford Fellows, a national convening of high-achieving scholars committed to diversifying the professoriate and using diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
Awards will support study in research-based programs within the following major disciplines and related interdisciplinary fields: American studies, anthropology, archaeology, art and theater history, astronomy, chemistry, communications, computer science, cultural studies, earth sciences, economics, education, engineering, ethnic studies, ethnomusicology, geography, history, international relations, language, life sciences, linguistics, literature, mathematics, performance study, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, religious studies, sociology, urban planning, and women’s studies. Also eligible are interdisciplinary ethnic studies programs such as African American studies, Native American studies, and other interdisciplinary programs such as area studies, peace studies, and social justice.
Please contact Daniel Hadley if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.