Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship Competition in USA, 2016

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship Competition in USA, and applications are submitted till January 8, 2016. Approximately 60 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships are available for graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. The fellowship provides three years of support. Fellowships are tenable at any fully accredited, nonprofit, nonproprietary U.S. institution of higher education offering a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree in the eligible fields of study. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | USA

Level: Fellowships provide support for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree at any fully accredited, nonprofit, nonproprietary U.S. institution of higher education.

Field(s): Awards will be made for study in research-based Ph.D. or Sc.D. programs that include the following major disciplines and related interdisciplinary fields: American studies, anthropology, archaeology, art and theater history, astronomy, chemistry, communications, computer science, cultural studies, earth sciences, economics, engineering, ethnic studies, ethnomusicology, geography, history, international relations, language, life sciences, linguistics, literature, mathematics, performance study, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, religious studies, sociology, urban planning, and women’s studies. Also eligible are interdisciplinary ethnic studies programs, such as African American studies and Native American studies, and other interdisciplinary programs, such as area studies, peace studies, and social justice. Research-based fields of education are eligible if the major field of study is listed above and is used to describe the Ph.D. or Sc.D. program of the applicant (e.g., sociology of education, anthropology and education).

Deadline: The application deadline is November 20, 2015 and supplementary materials must be submitted by January 8, 2016.

Funded By: Ford Foundation, USA

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship is targeted for All citizens, nationals, and permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card) of the United States can apply for these predoctoral fellowships.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: This year the program will award approximately 60 predoctoral fellowships.

Scholarship Duration: 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. Fellowship recipients must begin the first year’s tenure on September 1, 2016, and must remain on tenure full-time for the academic year. After the fi rst year of fellowship tenure, fellows may choose to defer funding for up to two years. All three years of support must be used within a five-year period.

Scholarship covers: Annual stipend: $24,000

  • Expenses paid to attend at least one Conference of Ford Fellows
  • Access to Ford Fellow Liaisons, a network of former Ford Fellows who have volunteered to provide mentoring and support to current fellows

Description

‣ Through its program of Fellowships, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefi ts of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

‣ 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 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship 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.

Eligibility



Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship is open for

‣ All citizens, nationals, and permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card) of the United States, and individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation,

‣ 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,

‣ Individuals enrolled in or planning to enroll in an eligible research-based (dissertation-required), program leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree at a non-proprietary U.S. educational institution,

‣ Individuals who as of the 2016 fall semester require a minimum of three years of study to complete their Ph.D./Sc.D. degree, and

‣ Individuals who have not earned a doctoral degree at any time, in any field.

Selection Criteria for Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

The following will be considered as positive factors in choosing successful candidates:

‣ Evidence of superior academic achievement

‣ Degree of promise of continuing achievement as scholars and teachers

‣ Capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds

‣ Sustained personal engagement with communities that are underrepresented in the academy and an ability to bring this asset to learning, teaching, and scholarship at the college and university level

‣ Likelihood of using the diversity of human experience as an educational resource in teaching and scholarship

‣ Membership in one or more of the following groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding: Alaska Natives (Aleut, Eskimo or other Indigenous People of Alaska); Black/African Americans; Mexican Americans/Chicanas/Chicanos; Native American Indians; Native Pacifi c Islanders (Hawaiian/Polynesian/Micronesian); Puerto Ricans

‣ Applications will be evaluated by panels of distinguished scholars selected by the National Academies.

‣ The panels will use academic records, essays, letters of recommendation, the application itself, and other appropriate materials as the basis for determining the extent to which candidates meet the eligibility requirements and the selection criteria.

‣ Review panels may also look at additional factors such as the suitability of the proposed institution for the applicant’s plan of graduate study and the likelihood that they will require a minimum of three years to complete their Ph.D./Sc.D. study as of the 2016 fall semester.

Scholarship Application Method

‣ The mode of applying is online. Applicants must register and establish a personal user ID and password.

‣ All application materials become the property of the National Academies and are not returned to applicants. Please note that all application materials must be written in English.

Online Application

‣ Scholarship Application Due Date: The application deadline is November 20, 2015 and supplementary materials must be submitted by January 8, 2016.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


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