Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships (USA)


The Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships are administered by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to enhance the diversity of higher education and research in the USA. Applicants must be citizens, nationals or permanent residents of the USA, with demonstrated academic excellence, and are committed to careers in education and research in the USA. Applicants should have completed their doctoral degree in the USA between December 8, 2015 and December 8, 2022. Applicants must be working in research-based areas, and examples of these may include: American studies, anthropology, archaeology, art and theater history, astronomy, chemistry, communications, computer science, cultural studies, earth sciences, economics, education, engineering, ethnic studies, ethnomusicology, geography, history, international relations, language, life sciences, linguistics, literature, mathematics, performance study, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, religious studies, sociology, urban planning, and women’s studies. Also eligible are interdisciplinary ethnic studies programs, such as African American studies and Native American studies, and other interdisciplinary programs, such as area studies, peace studies, and social justice.

Applicants may seek to carry out the fellowship research in the USA or abroad. The Fellowships provide a 1-year stipend of 50,000 USD. Applications open on September 6 and close on December 8, 2022.

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