Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of the faculty of the nation’s colleges and universities, thus maximizing the educational benefits of diversity and increasing the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
Eligibility to apply for a Ford Fellowship is limited to:
-All citizens or nationals of the United States 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 designation)
-Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.
The Ford Foundation offers fellowships to individuals at three levels of career advancement: pre-doctoral, dissertation, and post-doctoral.