FORD FOUNDATION POSTDOCTORAL DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIPS

SPONSORING AGENCY: Ford Foundation

PURPOSE: The Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowships Program identifies outstanding researchers and scholars who are members of minority groups whose underrepresentation in the professoriate and in formal programs of postdoctoral study and research in the United States has been longstanding and remains severe as a result of past discrimination. The program enables fellows to engage in a year of postdoctoral research and scholarship in an environment free from the interference of their normal professional duties.

FIELDS:

  • American Studies
    Anthropology
    Archeology
    Art and Theater History
    Astronomy
    Chemistry
    Communications
    Computer Science
    Earth Sciences
    Economics
    Education
    Engineering
    Ethnomusicology
    Geography
    History
    International Relations
    Language
    Life Sciences
    Linguistics
    Literature
    Mathematics
    Performance Study
    Philosophy
    Physics
    Political Science
    Psychology
    Religion
    Sociology
    Urban Planning
    Women's Studies
    African American Studies
    Native American Studies
    Area Studies
    Peace Studies
    Social Justice

ELIGIBILITY: Eligibility is limited to:

  1. All citizens or nationals of the United States
  2. Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations)
  3. Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level
  4. Individuals awarded a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree no earlier than November 30, 2000, and no later than November 29, 2007, in an eligible research-based field from a US educational institution

STIPEND:

  • $40,000 Stipend
  • Expenses to attend at least one Conference of Ford Fellows

APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 29, 2007

For additional information/application materials, please see the Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Page.