Subject: Ford Predoctoral Fellowship 2016 Application Now Open

Ford Predoctoral Fellowship 2016 Application Now Open - Deadline: November
20, 2015

Are you currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program with at least three years
remaining as of fall 2016?

Learn about the Ford Foundation Diversity Predoctoral Fellowship, which
provides an annual stipend of $24,000 for three years and access to a large
network of successful Ford Fellows. The Ford Foundation awards approximately
60 predoctoral fellowships every year. These fellowships provide three years
of support for individuals engaged in research-based graduate study leading
to a Ph.D.

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.

The National Scholarships is holding four information sessions. Please RSVP
to [log in to unmask] to indicate which session you plan to attend. If you
would like to learn more but are not able to attend, please contact us as

Monday, October 19, 4:30 – 5:00 pm, 2403A Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, October 20, 4:30 – 5:00 pm, 2403A Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, October 21, 12:00 – 12:30 pm, 2403A Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, October 22, 12:00 – 12:30 pm, 2403A Marie Mount Hall

Eligibility to apply to a predoctoral fellowship is limited to:

·         U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals,
·         Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement,
·         Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the
college or university level,
·         Individuals planning to enroll in an eligible research-based
program leading to a Ph.D. in the United States.

The following will be considered as positive factors in choosing successful

·         Evidence of superior academic achievement
·         Degree of promise of continuing achievement as scholars and
·         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
·         In addition, membership in one or more of the following groups
whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and
longstanding will be considered as a positive factor:

Ø  Alaska Natives (Aleut, Eskimo or other Indigenous People of Alaska)
Ø  Black/African-Americans
Ø  Mexican Americans/Chicanas/Chicanos
Ø  Native American Indians
Ø  Native Pacific Islanders (Hawaiian/Polynesian/Micronesian)
Ø  Puerto Ricans

Deadline: November 20, 2015

Leslie Brice, Ph.D.
National Scholarships Office
2403 Marie Mount Hall
College Park, MD 20742

Contact Person: Francis P. Duvinage
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