Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Ford Foundation Funding Opportunities: Predoctoral Fellowships, Postdoctoral Fellowships, and Dissertation Fellowships

Posted: 9/14/2022 (Funding)

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships (Deadline: 12/15/2022 )

Award Amount:  Up to $81,000  

  • Annual stipend: $27,000 for three years 
  • An invitation to attend the Conference of Ford Fellows 
  • Access to Ford Fellow Regional Liaisons – a network of former Ford 
  • Fellows who have volunteered to provide mentoring and support to current Fellows — and access to other networking resources  

Description:  

This competition year the program will award approximately 75 predoctoral fellowships. 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. 

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 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 in the U.S., 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.   

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships (Deadline: 12/08/2022)

Award Amount: Up to $50,000  

  • One-year stipend: $50,000 
  • Fellowship funds may be disbursed through the employing institution if necessary for the continuation of health insurance or other benefits. No dependency allowance is available. 
  • An invitation to attend the Conference of Ford Fellows 
  • Access to Ford Fellow Regional Liaisons – a network of former Ford Fellows who have volunteered to provide mentoring and support to current Fellows — and access to other networking resources 

Description:  

This competition year the program will award approximately 24 postdoctoral fellowships. The postdoctoral fellowships provide one year of support for individuals engaged in postdoctoral study after the attainment of the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree.  

Postdoctoral 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 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 in the U.S., 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. 

Each Fellow is expected to begin tenure on June 1 (for 12 months) or September 1 (for 9 or 12 months) of the year in which the award is received. Postdoctoral fellowships may not be deferred or delayed.  

Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowships (Deadline: 12/08/2022)

Award Amount: Up to $28,000  

  • One-year stipend: $28,000 
  • An invitation to attend the Conference of Ford Fellows 
  • Access to Ford Fellow Regional Liaisons – a network of former Ford Fellows who have volunteered to provide mentoring and support to current Fellows — and access to other networking resources 

Description:  

This competition year the program will award approximately 36 dissertation fellowships. The dissertation fellowships provide one year of support for individuals working to complete a dissertation leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. The Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship is intended to support the final year of writing and defense of the dissertation. 

Dissertation 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 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 in the U.S., 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.  A list of eligible fields of study supported is available here.

Each Fellow is expected to begin tenure on June 1 (for 12 months) or September 1 (for 9 or 12 months) of the year in which the award is received. Dissertation fellowships may not be deferred or delayed.