Ford Foundation: Predoctoral Fellowships for Minorities

Annual fellowship awards to increase the presence of under-represented minorities on the nation's college and university faculties, to enhance diversity on campus, and to address the persistent effects of past discrimination. The Ford Foundation supports minority doctoral scholars in professions with long-standing under-representation.
Behavioral sciences; literature & languages; history, philosophy, & religion; social sciences; life sciences; chemistry; earth sciences; physics & astronomy; engineering, mathematics, and computer sciences.
U.S. citizens from the following minority groups: Native American Indian, Alaskan Native (Eskimo or Aleut), Black/African American, Mexican American/Chicano, Native Pacific Islander (Polynesian or Micronesian), and Puerto Rican. Must be registered full-time in a research-based doctoral program (Ph.D. or Sc.D.).
$17,000 stipend per year for 3 years of fellowship tenure. The Ford Foundation makes a contribution to tuition expenses; Cornell covers the balance of tuition as well as the premium for the student health insurance program.
November 19
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