Ford foundation dissertation fellowships
Awarded by National Research Council (NRC)
To financially support underrepresented minorities in research-based fields of study.
Open to all citizens or nationals of the United States regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability or sexual orientation (must have become a U.S. citizen by November 9th). Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations). Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, PhD or ScD degree candidates studying in an eligible research-based discipline at a U.S. educational institution and|Individuals who have not earned a doctoral degree at any time, in any field.
$21,000, and expenses paid to attend one Conference of Ford Fellows.
Applicants must submit their application form, transcript, essay and reference letters.
The National Research Council (NRC) is part of the National Academies, which also comprise the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and Institute of Medicine. They are private, non-profit institutions that provides science, technology and health policy advice under a congressional charter.