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Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships


Seventy three-year awards to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, nationals as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, political asylees, and refugees near the beginning of graduate study, working toward a PhD or ScD in research-based fields. Apply online at web site, http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/index.htm.

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Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust be a postgraduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university
  • CheckmarkCitizenship requirements: US
  • CheckmarkMust not be attending high school currently
  • CheckmarkMust study full-time
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying Area/Ethnic Studies, African Studies, Art History, Asian Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Arts, Applied Sciences, Aviation/Aerospace, Archaeology, Behavioral Science, Biology, Construction Engineering/Management, Chemical Engineering, Classics, Communications, Computer Science/Data Processing, Civil Engineering, Economics, Education, Environmental Health, Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Energy and Power Engineering, Engineering-Related Technologies, Earth Science, Engineering/Technology, Environmental Science, Foreign Language, Geography, German Studies, History, Humanities, International Studies, Literature/English/Writing, Meteorology/Atmospheric Science, Marine Biology, Music, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, Marine/Ocean Engineering, Materials Science, Engineering, and Metallurgy, Neurobiology, Natural Sciences, Near and Middle East Studies, Nuclear Science, Oceanography, Performing Arts, Psychology, Political Science, Physical Sciences, Philosophy, Religion/Theology, Social Sciences, Urban and Regional Planning, Women's Studies

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Contact Christine O'Brien
Program Officer
Tel: 202-334-2872
Fax: 202-334-2000 Address Fellowship Office
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001