Ford Foundation Supports Postdocs

Each year the Ford Foundation supports 25 young minority Ph.D. scholars as part of its Postdoctoral Fellowships for Minorities program. Minority investigators who have received their doctorates in the past seven years and who show great promise as academics can apply for nine- or 12-month fellowships. Scientists, mathematicians, engineers, social scientists, and humanists are eligible. Applicants must belong to one of the following ethnic groups: Native American Indian, Alaskan native, African American, Mexican American/Chicano, Puerto Rican, or Native Pacific Islander.

Fellows must use this support at an institution different from the one in which they now work, and must identify a host mentor. They receive $25,000 plus up to $3,000 for relocation and travel expenses. The foundation also gives the host institution a $2,000 cost-of-research allowance for the fellow and will match up to $2,500 from the home institution as a grant-in-aid for the returning fellow....

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