Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships For Minorities
For: Seniors and recent graduates
To increase the presence of underrepresented minorities on the nation’s college and university faculties, to enhance diversity on campuses and to address the persisting effects of past discrimination, the Ford Foundation offers predoctoral fellowships to members of six minority groups whose underrepresentation in the professoriate has been severe and long-standing. The fellowship program identifies individuals with demonstrated ability and provides them the opportunity to engage in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. These successful scholars then inspire other students of color to pursue an academic career in teaching and research.