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Ford Foundation Predoctoral and Dissertation Fellowships

Application Deadlines:
Dissertation Fellowship: December 8
Pre-Doc Fellowship: December 15

Open to: Seniors and current graduate students with at least three years remaining to complete their PhD as of Fall 2020
Award type: Academic
Area(s) of study: All fields leading to a PhD  (not including practice-oriented programs)
Award criteria:  Academic achievement; diversity
Award provides:  Three-year tuition grant and annual stipend of $27,000
Open to international students: No
Institutional Support or Endorsement Required: No

  • Be committed to a career in teaching and research at the college level
  • Have sustained personal engagement with communities that are underrepresented in the academy and an ability to bring this asset to learning, teaching, and scholarship at the college and university level; and/or belong to one or more of groups underrepresented in the American professoriate (Alaskan Natives; African Americans; Mexican Americans; Native Americans; Native Pacific Islanders; Puerto Ricans).

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. Applicants must have demonstrated superior academic achievement, including honors or other awards, capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds, and sustained personal engagement with communities that are underrepresented in the academy

Emory endorsement is not required for this award. For more information and to apply, visit


If you are interested in learning more about the application process and recommended timeline, visit our main Canvas course.

If you are not currently enrolled in our Canvas course, you may self enroll.
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