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Ford Foundation

Ford Foundation Fellowship Program
http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/index.htm
 
In 2012, the Ford Fellowship program will award approximately 60 pre-doctoral fellowships. The pre-doctoral fellowships provide three years of support for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree.

Pre-doctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Research Council (NRC) on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
 
Focus- 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; individuals enrolled in or planning to enroll in an eligible research-based program leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree at a U.S. educational institution; individuals who have not earned a doctoral degree at any time, in any field.
 
Eligibility- All citizens or nationals of the United States; 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.
Awards will be made for study in research-based Ph.D. or Sc.D. programs that include the following major disciplines and related interdisciplinary fields: American studies, anthropology, archaeology, art and theater history, astronomy, chemistry, communications, computer science, earth sciences, economics, engineering, ethnomusicology, geography, history, international relations, language, life sciences, linguistics, literature, mathematics, performance study, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, religion, sociology, urban planning, and women’s studies. Also eligible are interdisciplinary ethnic studies programs, such as African American studies and Native American studies, and other interdisciplinary programs, such as area studies, peace studies, and social justice.
 
Submission- Online application, statement of previous research (two-page limit, double-spaced), essay describing proposed plan of graduate study and research and the applicant’s long-range career goals (two-page limit, double-spaced, avoid technical jargon), names and contact information of four professors who will upload a letter of recommendation on your behalf, personal statement (not to exceed two pages, double-spaced) that describes the applicant’s background and experience and commitment to the goals of the Ford Foundation Fellowship Program by addressing all of the following that apply:
    • the applicant’s capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds
    • the applicant’s sustained personal engagement with communities that are underrepresented in the academy and ability to bring this asset to learning, teaching and scholarship at the college or university level
    • the applicant’s likelihood of using the diversity of human experience as an educational resource in teaching and scholarship, and
    • 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
         
Criteria- Evidence of superior academic achievement ; 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 Americans/Chicanas/Chicanos
Native American Indians
Native Pacific Islanders (Hawaiian/Polynesian/Micronesian)
Puerto Ricans
 
Benefits-  
Annual stipend: $20,000
Expenses paid to attend at least one Conference of Ford Fellows
 
DEADLINE- November
 
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