Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowships

  • Scholarship Intent: The dissertation fellowships provide one year of support for individuals working to complete a dissertation leading to a Doctor of Philosophy or Doctor of Science.
  • Criteria:
    1) Individuals who aspire to a teaching and research career at the college or university level.
    2) Superior academic achievement; Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree candidates studying in an eligible research-based discipline at a U.S. educational institution.
    3) Must be members of one of the following: Alaska Native, Black/African American, Mexican American/Chicanas/Chicanos, Native American Indians, Native Pacific Islanders, and Puerto Ricans.
    4) Must not have earned a doctoral degree at any time, in any field.
    5) Contact organization for all majors that apply.
  • Major: Multiple: Interdisciplinary Fields
  • Class Level: Undergrad: N/A; Grad: PhD or ScD
  • Enrollment Status: Entering and Continuing
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: N/A; Grad: FULL-TIME
  • Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA and/or CA Dream App: Not a Requirement
  • Citizenship: All U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card); individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program;1 Indigenous individuals exercising rights associated with the Jay Treaty of 1794; individuals granted Temporary Protected Status; asylums; and refugees
  • GPA: HS GPA: N/A; Undergrad GPA: N/A; Grad GPA: N/A
  • Contact Person: Fellowships Office
  • Contact Person title: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Street Address: 500 Fifth Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20001
  • Phone Number: (202) 334-2872
  • Extension:
  • Email:
  • Number of Awards: 36
  • Deadline:January 5, 2023
    Contact organization regarding deadline dates.