Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships for Minorities (Undergraduate)

Awards will be made for study in research-based Ph.D. or Sc.D. programs that include selected major disciplines and related interdisciplinary fields.

Sponsor: Ford Foundation


The following major disciplines and related interdisciplinary fields fit within the scholarship guidelines: Archaeology, Anthropology, Art History, Astronomy, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Economics, Engineering, Ethnomusicology, Geography, History, International Relations, Life Sciences, Linguistics, Literature, Language, Mathematics, Performance Study, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, and Urban Planning. This is a three-year Fellowship award. Sixty Fellowships are granted, with stipends of $17,000.  Predoctoral fellowships are intended for students who plan to enroll in a Ph.D. or Sc.D. program including: undergraduates in their senior year, individuals who have completed undergraduate study, individuals who have completed some graduate study,  individuals already enrolled in a Ph.D. or Sc.D. program, but who can fully utilize a three-year fellowship award.


Applicants must be citizens or nationals of the United States, and members of the following groups: Alaska Natives (Eskimo or Aleut), Black/African Americans, Mexican Americans/Chicanas/Chicanos, Native American Indians, Native Pacific Islanders (Polynesian/Micronesian), or Puerto Ricans. Applicants should aspire to a teaching and research career at the college or university level, and must have not yet earned a doctoral degree at any time, in any field.

How to Apply
Prior to application, please notify George Lensing, Director, Office of Distinguished Scholarships, 207 Graham Memorial Hall, or e-mail: