Individuals seeking fellowships

The vast majority of Ford Foundation grants go to organizations. Historically, we have provided a very limited number of fellowship opportunities for individuals, focusing on those who pursue advanced degrees in areas of interest to the foundation. Recipients are selected by universities and other organizations that receive grants from the foundation to support fellowships.


Ford Foundation Fellowship Program

The Ford Foundation Fellowship Program, offered through the National Academy of Sciences, seeks to increase faculty diversity at US colleges and universities. Fellowships are made at the predoctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral levels to students who demonstrate academic excellence, a commitment to pluralism, and a strong interest in teaching and research. Eligible applicants include citizens, nationals, and permanent residents of the United States, as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

If you have general questions about our grant making, please contact our Office of the Secretary.