Fellowship Program

Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs: Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral

Monday, October 22, 2018

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is accepting applications for the 2019 Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs. Eligibility and online application information are available on the Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs website. 

Through its Fellowship Programs, 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 benefits 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.

 

Eligibility Requirements

  • U. S. citizens, U.S. nationals, U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) program¹, political asylees, and refugees, 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), and
  • Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in a research-based field of science, social science, or humanities

1Eligibility includes individuals with current status under the DACA Program, as well as individuals whose status may have lapsed but who continue to meet all the USCIS guidelines for DACA available here.

 

Stipends

  • Predoctoral--$24,000 per year for three years 
  • Dissertation--$25,000 for one year 
  • Postdoctoral--$45,000 for one year 

Awardees will have expenses paid to attend at least one Conference of Ford Fellows. Approximately 70 predoctoral, 36 dissertation, and 24 postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded.

 

Application Deadline Dates

  • Predoctoral: December 13, 2018 (5:00 PM EST) 
  • Dissertation: December 6, 2018 (5:00 PM EST) 
  • Postdoctoral: December 6, 2018 (5:00 PM EST) 

 

Supplementary Materials receipt deadline for submitted applications is January 8, 2019 (5:00 PM EST)

 

New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award

Event date(s): Wednesday, February 28, 2018


2018 New Innovator Nominations Now Open

Meeting and sustaining the growing global demand for food will require a scientific workforce committed to innovating the way food is grown, processed, and distributed. Funding early career faculty is one important way to cultivate a creative workforce who will train, encourage, and inspire future generations of agricultural and food scientists.

The New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award is designed to provide the early investment needed to launch new faculty members into successful scientific careers in food and agriculture. Investing a substantial amount in faculty members within the first three years of their careers will allow them to pursue innovative and transformational ideas uninhibited by the pressure of identifying their next grant. The New Innovator Award seeks to promote career advancement of highly creative and promising new scientists who intend to make a long-term career commitment to research in food and agriculture and bring innovative, ground-breaking research initiatives and thinking to bear on problems facing food and agriculture.

FFAR will award each applicant up to $100,000 per year for up to three years. A one-to-one cash match from nonfederal sources is required. FFAR will award up to ten 2018 New Innovators depending on the quality and budgets of proposals.

Eligibility

  • U.S. institutions of higher education, U.S. nonprofit institutions other than institutions of higher education, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are invited to nominate up to two applicants for this award.

Nominations Due

  • February 28, 2018 at 4:59 p.m. Eastern Time.
  • Self-nominations are not accepted.

Contact: newinnovators [at] foundationfar [dot] org 

Read the full RFA for application details.

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