Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowship


Deadline: ~ November 9

Submission Method: Electronic

Current Fellows

Recent Chicago Fellows: Raul Coronado, English (09/10)

Competition Level: Approximately 20 fellowships are awarded annually; the number of applications submitted is not available

Eligibility: U.S. citizenship or U.S national; individuals enrolled in the following practice-oriented programs are not supported: business, management, administration, occupational health, nursing, consumer science, library and information science, speech pathology, audiology, personnel, guidance, social work, social welfare, public health, physical education, physical therapy, kinesiology, rehabilitation science, educational administration and leadership, fine arts, filmmaking, and performing arts; it helps to be a member of one of the following groups: Alaska Natives (Eskimo/Aleut), Black/African Americans, Mexican American/Chicanas/Chicanos, Native American Indians, Native Pacific Islanders (Polynesian/Micronesian), or Puerto Ricans; you must have received your PhD no earlier than November 30, 2002

The Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships seek to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Fellowships are awarded for full-time research at appropriate nonprofit institutions of higher education or research, normally in the United States, including universities, museums, libraries, government or national laboratories, privately sponsored nonprofit institutes, government chartered nonprofit research organizations, and centers for advanced study.

Applicants are encouraged to choose a host institution other than the institution with which they are affiliated at the time of application. Each applicant should designate a faculty member or other scholar who will serve as host at the proposed fellowship institution. If affiliating with another institution would create personal hardship, applicants may make special arrangements to travel several times to a research site for data collection or to confer with a chosen adviser.

A fellow affiliating with a foreign institution may be asked to designate a U.S. institution to act as a liaison between the National Research Council and the foreign institution, particularly for handling the disbursement of fellowship funds.

The tenure of a postdoctoral fellowship will be no less than 9 months and no more than 12 months, with tenure beginning no earlier than June 1, 2010 and no later than September 1, 2010.  Stipends are $40,000.

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