September 14, 2020

Ford Foundation Ph.D. and Postdoctoral Fellowships: Information Session and Fellow Panel 

09/29/2020, 5:30-6:30pm 


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FELLOWSHIP: The Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s university faculties by awarding predoctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral fellowships to students with superior academic achievement who are committed to careers in teaching and research at the college or university level.  Students from underrepresented minority groups are encouraged to apply.

The application for 2021-22 is now open and is due December 10-17, 2020.

HOW MUCH:  Predoctoral: 3 years of funding includes a $27,000 annual stipend and full tuition;

Dissertation: 1 year of funding includes a $28,000 stipend and full tuition;

Postdoctoral: 1 year of funding includes a $50,000 stipend.

FOR WHO: Students enrolled or intending to enroll in Ph.D. programs or apply for Postdoctoral positions who are U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, U.S. permanent residents, those with DACA status, political asylees, refugees or indigenous individuals under the Jay treaty of 1794.

SESSION: The information session will cover strategies for successful applications and include a panel of current and former Ford fellows.  The session will be hosted by the UW Graduate School and include:


Dr. Lil Pabon 

Ford Fellow Regional Liaison for Washington and Oregon

Research Operations Director, Murry Lab, UW Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology


Dr. William Mahoney 

Associate Dean of Student and Postdoctoral Affairs, UW Graduate School

Associate Professor, UW Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology

Dr. Joseph Mougous 

Professor, UW Department of Microbiology

Ford Predoctoral Fellow, 1999

Colleen O’Connor 

Ph.D. student, UW Bioengineering

Ford Predoctoral Fellow, 2019

Jorge Cisneros Paz

Ph.D. student, UW Applied Mathematics

Ford Predoctoral Fellow, 2017