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Ford foundation dissertation fellowships


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.

Quantity Available

Approx. 20


  • Annual

Award Value

$21,000, and expenses paid to attend one Conference of Ford Fellows.

Application procedure

Applicants must submit their application form, transcript, essay and reference letters.

Closing date

November 24th

Study Level

  • Postgraduate
  • Research

National Research Council (NRC)

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.

Contact Details

More information

For more information regarding this award, please contact the National Research Council (NRC) by using the links below.


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