Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals and permanent residents of the U.S. who 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.

The fellowships provide a stipend of $21,000 for one year of support for individuals working to complete a dissertation leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree.

Applications are due November 13, 2015. For more information, visit the Ford Fellowship website.