At the University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, we want students to have access to academic and cultural resources, but to also have opportunities independent of the classroom and student life. Thus, the following is a list of opportunities where students can go to search for funding, enrich their summers or find work after graduation.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

2012 Ford Diversity Fellowshps Program for Achieving Excellence

Starting September 1, 2011 Applications will be accepted for the 2012 Ford Diversity Fellowships Program for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching. Full eligibility and information and online applications are available on the website at

Eligibility Requirements:
  • U.S. Citizen or National
  • Planning a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in a research-based field of Science, Social Science, or Humanities.
Stipends and Allowances:
  • Predoctoral: $20,000 to the fellow, institutional allowance of $2,000 for three years.
  • Dissertation: $21,000 for one year.
  • Postdoctoral: $40,000 for one ear, $1,500 employing institution allowance, to be matched by employing institution
Awardees have expenses paid to attend one Conference of Ford Fellows.

Approximately 60 predoctoral, 35 dissertation, and 20 postdoctoral fellowships sponsored by the Ford Foundation and administered by the National Research Council of the National Academies.

Application Deadline Dates:
  • Predoctoral: November 14, 2011
  • Dissertation: November 17, 2011
  • Postdoctoral: November 17, 2011

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