Through its Fellowship Programs, 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.
Ford Foundation Fellowship awards are offered at the Predoctoral, Dissertation and Postdoctoral levels. Fellowships are awarded in a national competition. Awards are made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
International Dissertation Field Research Fellowships The International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) Program supports the next generation of scholars in the humanities and social sciences pursuing research that advances knowledge about non-U.S. cultures and societies. Since its inception in 1997, the IDRF program has funded more than 600 projects, with research spanning the globe. The program administers both theInternational Dissertation Research Fellowship, for graduate students conducting dissertation research outside the United States, and the SSRC-IDRF Book Fellowship, available to IDRF alumni to assist in the preparation of their first scholarly monograph. The IDRF Program is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered in partnership with the American Council of Learned Societies.
Council on Library and Information Resources CLIR is an independent, nonprofit organization that forges strategies to enhance research, teaching, and learning environments in collaboration with libraries, cultural institutions, and communities of higher learning.
Post-Doc Fellowships The program offers recent Ph.D. recipients opportunities to develop as scholars and teachers while learning about modern librarianship, digital resources, e-publishing, archives, and collection development both digital and analog.
Fulbright Student Program The Fulbright Student Program is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.