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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.

Predoctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral fellowships are all available. More details about each fellowship offered can be found on the Ford Foundation Fellowships website.

Eligibility is limited to:

  • U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents and individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, individuals granted Temporary Protected Status, asylees, and refugees
  • 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 in the US


  • Fall 

Fields of Study:

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

Program Type:

  • Research
  • Study

Program Length:

  • One year
  • Multi-year

Degree Level:

  • Graduate


  • United States


  • US Citizen/National
  • US Permanent Resident