Varies
Avg. Amount Awarded
283
Days
December 10 2021
Application Deadline
N/A
Renewable
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Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowships

Description

Dissertation fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 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 in the U.S., 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. All U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card); individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program;1 Indigenous individuals exercising rights associated with the Jay Treaty of 1794; individuals granted Temporary Protected Status; asylees; and refugees, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation. Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree candidates studying in an eligible research-based discipline in a dissertation-required program at a non-proprietary (not for profit) U.S. institution of higher education who will complete the dissertation in a period of 9-12 months during the 2021-2022 academic year. Individuals who have not earned a doctoral degree at any time, in any field. The Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship is intended to support the final year of writing and defense of the dissertation. Awards will be made for study in research-based Ph.D. or Sc.D. programs. Examples include: American studies, anthropology, archaeology, art and theater history, astronomy, chemistry, communications, computer science, cultural studies, earth sciences, economics, education, engineering, ethnic studies, ethnomusicology, geography, history, international relations, language, life sciences, linguistics, literature, mathematics, performance study, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, religious studies, sociology, urban planning, and womens 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. Research-based fields of education are eligible if the major field of study is listed above and is used to describe the Ph.D. or Sc.D. program of the applicant (e.g., sociology of education, anthropology and education). Formatting requirements and other comprehensive list of the needed documentation can be accessed at the scholarship site.

Amount Details

$28,000
Low Amount Awarded

Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust be a graduate student or a postgraduate student
  • CheckmarkCitizenship requirements: US
  • CheckmarkRestricted by race for Black, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander or American Indian/Alaska Native students
  • CheckmarkMust not be attending high school currently
  • CheckmarkMust study full-time
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying Area/Ethnic Studies, Art History, American Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Communications, Computer Science/Data Processing, Economics, Earth Science, Engineering/Technology, Geography, History, Mathematics, Psychology, Political Science, Philosophy, Religion/Theology, Urban and Regional Planning, Women's Studies

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Contact
Scholarship Contact
FordApplications@nas.edu
Tel: 202-334-2872 Address Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs
501 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001