The award consists of a $20,000 stipend and an institutional award
in lieu of tuition and fees of $2,500. The length of the award is
The application deadline for predoctoral, postdoctoral and
dissertation will be in November 14, 2012.
Applicants should be a senior in college, and a U.S. citizen or
Applicants should be a member of one of the following
- Alaska Native (Eskimo or Aleut)
- Black/African American
- Mexican American/Chicano, Chicana
- Native American Indian
- Native Pacific Islander (Polynesian/Micronesian)
- Puerto Rican
Applicants should be planning to enroll in a research based
Ph.D. or Sc.D. program. Students should desire a teaching and
research career at the college or university level and have not
previously earned a doctoral degree.
Each award has a different application process, check website for
The Ford Foundation provides fellowships to minorities in an
attempt to increase the number 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 fellowship identifies individuals with
demonstrated ability and provides them with the opportunity to
engage in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.).
For more information, please visit the Ford
Foundation Diversity Fellowship.