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The goal of the Ford Foundation Fellowship programs is to increase the diversity of American colleges and universities by providing support to diverse future professors who will use diversity as a resource to enrich the education of all students. Ford Predoctoral Fellows are early graduate students with a track record of academic excellence, show potential to be outstanding scholars and teachers, and have sustained personal engagement with communities that have been underrepresented in the American academy.
Is Ford Predoctoral Fellowship the Right Fit for You?
Ford Fellows must show exceptional promise as future professors and use their sustained engagement with communities underrepresented in the academy as an asset in their scholarship, learning, and teaching.
What does this fellowship include?
The Ford Predoctoral Fellowship provides an annual stipend of $24,000 for three years. Fellows also attend at least one Conference of Ford Fellows and gain access to mentoring and support from former Ford Fellows.
When should I apply?
Applicants must be able to hold the fellowship for three years. Students usually apply in the first or second year of their graduate programs.
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GradFund Resources for your Ford Predoctoral Fellowship Application
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship Proposal Writing Tutorial
We have developed the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship tutorial to assist you in the development of a Ford Predoctoral Fellowship application. Our tutorial is designed to teach you best practices in proposal development, to understand how to navigate the Ford application process, and to help you with the task of writing a competitive application.
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Ford Predoctoral Proposal Writing Workbook
Once you’ve watched Proposal Writing 101, dive into our extended Ford Predoctoral Fellowship Proposal Writing Workbook. The workbook will take you step-by-step through the development of Ford Predoctoral Fellowship application.
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