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The Distinguished Graduate Fellowships office in the Graduate College hosts information sessions concerning a range of upcoming national scholarship and fellowship opportunities.



Register for the Fall 2018 Ford Foundation Fellowships Information Session

WHEN:    Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 9:45AM – 11:15AM
WHERE:  Memorial Union 236, the Mohave Room
HOW:       Click Here to Register
The information session will consist of a presentation outlining the details of the application process and a Q&A session with current and/or previous awardee/s.

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.

Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation.

Eligible Fields of Study: 

Biological & Biomedical Sciences; Ecological, Environmental, & Evolutionary Sciences; Education; Engineering; History; Interdisciplinary Study (Social Sciences & Humanities); Literature & Languages; Performance Studies, Communication, & Art History; Philosophy & Religious Studies; Physical Sciences, Mathematics, & Computer Science; Psychology; Social Sciences; Social/Cultural Anthropology & Archaeology; Sociology.

Award Amounts:
      • Predoctoral fellowship: $24,000 per year for three years  
      • Dissertation fellowship: $25,000 for one year
      • Postdoctoral fellowship: $45,000 for one year
Eligibility of Applicants: 
      • All U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program*, political asylees, and refugees, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation, 
      • Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations), and
      • Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.
Be sure to register and attend the information session to gain an advantage in the application process.


Note: This dissertation fellowship is open to doctoral students in any field whose research has an education component—broadly interpreted.

The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $27,500 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere around the world. Fellows will also attend professional development retreats and receive mentorship from NAEd members and other senior scholars in their field. This highly competitive program aims to identify the most talented emerging researchers conducting dissertation research related to education. The NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship program will fund 35 promising young scholars for the 2019-2020 academic year. 


      • Special ASU-tailored WEBINAR - by Maria Gahan, Program Officer for NAEd/Spencer in Washington, D.C.
      • TIME & DATE:  Friday, Sep 14, 2018 at 11:00 AM AZ Time (2 PM Eastern Time)
      • COMPUTER (Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android): https://nasem.zoom.us/j/834124229
      • Telephone (only if you are unable to join by computer): 1 877 853 5257 (Toll Free), Meeting ID: 834 124 229


    • Info session was held on Sep. 6, 2018 at 10:15 a.m. in MU 202 (the Alumni Lounge in the Memorial Union)
    • GRFP Presentation Slides (9/6/18) - Must be logged into your ASU Google account to view and download



    • To be determined–likely the third or fourth week of September 2018
    • Registration Information Forthcoming