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SOAR, Scholarships and Other Award Resources, is a searchable online database of funding opportunities for current students at all levels as well as recent graduates. Please review the recommendations below for conducting a search based on your needs, interests and eligibility.

Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

The dissertation fellowships provide one year of support for individuals working to complete a dissertation leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. The Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship is intended to support the final year of writing and defense of the dissertation.

Awarded to students with superior academic achievement, commitment to a career in teaching and research at the college level, with 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 on-year stipend is $25,000.


early-mid November

Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: None

Graduate: Phd Student, ABD Student

Award Type:
Dissertation Completion Grant

Award Period:
Academic Year (Graduate)

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:

Additional Qualifications:
US citizen or permanent resident

Last Updated:
July 13, 2017

Last Updated: 9/12/17