Ford Foundation Fellowships
Friday, September 27
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Illini Union room 314A
The Ford Foundation offers predoctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral fellowships, all with the goal of enhancing diversity in higher education. To help students apply for these prestigious awards, the Graduate College Office of External Fellowships will hold its annual Ford Fellowship Information Session.
Ford Fellowships are open to US citizens, nationals, and permanent residents, as well as DACA students. Students who demonstrate sustained personal engagement with underrepresented communities and who are members of the following groups are particularly encouraged to apply: Alaska Natives, African Americans, Mexican Americans, Native American Indians, Native US Pacific Islanders, and Puerto Ricans. All research oriented disciplines are eligible.
The information session will feature as our keynote speaker:
Dr. Aixa Alfonso - Ford Foundation Regional Liaison and Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
We will also feature two current Ford Fellows:
Kevin Cheng - Biophysics
ArCasia James-Gallaway - Education
Students considering applying are strongly encouraged to attend the information session.
Ford’s application deadlines are in mid-December.
If you have questions, please contact Dana Johnson, Assistant Director of External Fellowships, at firstname.lastname@example.org.