The Ford Pre-Doctoral fellowship provides three years of support for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree.
To be eligible, students must be:
1. Citizens, nationals or permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card) of the United States, or an individual granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program
2. A member in one or more of the following groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding: Alaska Natives, Black/African Americans, Mexican Americans/Chicanas/Chicanos, Native American Indians, Native Pacific Islanders or Puerto Ricans
Deadline for the Ford Pre-Doctoral is November 20, 2013 and more information is available at: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/index.htm