Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in USA, 2018

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The Ford Foundation is delighted to accept applications for the Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in USA, 2018, only eligible applicants will be considered for this program.

Level: Predoctoral Level.

Field(s): Predoctoral fellowships are intended for individuals who have enrolled or plan to enroll in an eligible Ph.D. or Sc.D. program no later than fall 2018, including:

  • Undergraduates in their senior year,
  • Individuals who have completed undergraduate study,
  • Individuals who have completed some graduate study, and
  • Individuals already enrolled in a Ph.D. or Sc.D. program who provide evidence that they can fully utilize a three-year fellowship award. A valid Academies Verification of Doctoral Degree Status Form, signed by the adviser or other authorized official, must be uploaded to the online fellowship application before 5:00 PM ET on January 9, 2018 to affirm this for those in a graduate program for which Ford Foundation support is sought.

Scholarship covers:Annual stipend: $24,000Expenses will be paid to attend at least one Conference of Ford Fellows

  • Access to Ford Fellow Regional Liaisons, a network of former Ford Fellows who have volunteered to provide mentoring and support to current fellows

School(Institutions/ Country): Fellowships are tenable at any fully accredited, non-proprietary (not for profit) U.S. institution of higher education offering a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree in the eligible fields of study. All arrangements for acceptance into a doctoral program at the chosen institution are the responsibility of the applicant. An applicant need not be accepted by the chosen institution at the time of application.| USA

  

 

 

Eligibility

Eligibility to apply for a predoctoral Ford Foundation Fellowship is limited to:

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All citizens, nationals, and permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card) of the United States, and individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation,

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Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations),

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Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level,

‣ Individuals enrolled in or planning to enroll in an eligible research-based (dissertation-required), program leading to a PhD or Sc.D. degree at a non-proprietary U.S. educational institution,

‣ Individuals who require a minimum of three years study to complete their PhD /Sc.D. degree as of the 2014 fall semester, and

‣ Individuals who have not earned a doctoral degree at any time, in any field.

Eligibility criteria:

The following will be considered as positive factors in choosing successful Ford Foundation Fellowship candidates:

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Evidence of superior academic achievement;

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Degree of promise of continuing achievement as scholars and teachers;

‣ Capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds;

‣ 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;

‣ Likelihood of using the diversity of human experience as an educational resource in teaching and scholarship

‣ Membership in one or more of the following groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding:

  • Alaska Natives (Aleut, Eskimo or other Indigenous People of Alaska);
  • Black/African Americans;
  • Mexican American/Chicanas/Chicanos Native American Indians;
  • Native Pacific Islanders (Hawaiian/Polynesian/Micronesian);
  • Puerto Ricans

Scholarship Application Method

‣ Predoctoral Application Instructions

Follow the steps below to prepare and submit an application for a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship.

    1. Read through the following: Predoctoral Fellowship Fact SheetPredoctoral Application Instructions

 

    1. Familiarize yourself with Navigating the Online Application.

 

  1. Start an application here.

Dissertation Application Instructions

Follow the steps below to prepare and submit an application for a Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship.

    1. Read through the following: Dissertation Fellowship Fact SheetDissertation Application Instructions

 

    1. Familiarize yourself with Navigating the Online Application.

 

  1. Start an application here.

Applicants should note that it is their responsibility to ensure that all application components–including all supplementary materials–have been entered, submitted, and uploaded by the specified deadlines.

Postdoctoral Application Instructions

Follow the steps below to prepare and submit an application for a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship.

    1. Read through the following: Postdoctoral Fellowship Fact SheetPostdoctoral Application Instructions

 

    1. Familiarize yourself with Navigating the Online Application.

 

  1. Start an application here.

Applicants should note that it is their responsibility to ensure that all application components–including all supplementary materials–have been entered, uploaded, and submitted by the specified deadlines.

FORD FOUNDATION SENIOR FELLOWSHIP

Application Procedure

Application materials include the following:

  1. A completed application form
  2. A curriculum vitae (see format below)
  3. A detailed Technical Work Plan (see instructions below)
  4. Letter(s) of cooperation (see specifications below)
  5. Host letter (see specifications below)

The Curriculum Vitae (limit 10 pages) should include the following: 

  1. Name and Current Institutional Affiliation
  2. Education (degrees, institutions, dates)
  3. Academic Employment History (dates, institutions, academic rank)
  4. Honors and Awards
  5. University, Professional, Society, and Community Service
  6. Significant Publications/Scholarly Works


The Technical Work Plan (limit 10 pages including references) should include the following:

  1. Statement of the project goals
  2. Details of the work plan (including sources of data and methods of analysis, if applicable)
  3. Relevance of the goals to the work of the Ford Foundation
  4. Contribution/significance of the work
  5. Expected output or product from the work and dissemination plan (report, publications, etc.)
  6. Timeline
  7. References (literature cited)


Letter(s) of Cooperation (if applicable) written by any cooperators who are essential to the success of the Technical Work Plan

Host Letter (if applicable) indicating agreement to host the Fellow during the fellowship term

Applicants should note that it is their responsibility to ensure that all application components–including all supplementary materials–have been entered, uploaded, and submitted by the specified deadlines.

‣ Scholarship Applications  Due date: Predoctoral application deadline is: December 14, 2017 (5:00 PM EST) &  Dissertation and Postdoctoral application deadlines are: December 7, 2017 (5:00 PM EST) ; Supplementary Materials receipt deadline for submitted applications is: January 9, 2018 (5:00 PM EST) .

Prospective applicants should read carefully the eligibility requirements, the terms of the fellowship awards, application instructions and other information pertaining to the individual fellowship (PredoctoralDissertation, or Postdoctoral) for which they are applying.

In addition to the fellowship award, Ford Fellows are eligible to attend the Conference of Ford Fellows, a unique national conference of a select group of high-achieving scholars committed to diversifying the professoriate and using diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

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‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

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