Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship Program

This competition year the program will award approximately 70 predoctoral fellowships. These 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.

Predoctoral 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, 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.

Recipients will receive $24,000 per year for 3 years, an invitation to attend the Conference of Ford Fellows, and access to the Ford Fellow Regional Liaisons.

Application deadline: 
December 17, 2019
Funding type: 
Key eligibility criteria: 
US Citizen
Permanent Resident or Alien
PhD Students
Funding source: 
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Nonprofit or NGO
Last updated: 
September 16, 2019