1. Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs Cooperative Research Fellowship Program
2. National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Awards
3. Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships for Minorities
4. Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowships for Minorities
5. National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowships for Minorities and Women in the Physical Sciences
The Bell Labs/Lucent Technologies Programs
Bell Labs Cooperative Research Fellowship Program -minorities (CRFP) and Graduate Research Program for Women -women (GRPW)
Bell Labs was the first major corporation to develop a minority program- The Cooperative Research Fellowships (CRFP) are designed to identify and develop scientific and engineering research ability among members of under-represented minority groups, increasing their representation in scientific and technological fields. The Graduate Research Program for Women (GRPW) is designed to identify and develop research ability in women and to increase female representation in science and engineering. Sponsored by the Lucent Technologies Foundation and Bell Laboratories, Fellowships are awarded to outstanding beginning graduate students working toward doctoral degrees in the following disciplines:
Computer Science / Engineering
National Science Foundation
Graduate Research Fellowship Awards
Among the NSF programs of interest to graduate students are the Graduate Research Fellowship Awards and the Graduate Research Fellowship Minority Awards. Through this program the National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science, mathematics, and engineering in the United States and to reinforce its diversity. The NSF awards approximately 1,000 new three-year Graduate Research Fellowships and Minority Graduate Research Fellowships in March of each year. NSF Fellows are expected to contribute significantly to research, teaching, and industrial applications in science, mathematics, and engineering. For more information, see the 1999 Graduate Research Fellowship Program program announcement. Lists of 1996, 1997, and 1998 awardees are also available.
Dissertation Fellowships for Minorities
1999 Program Announcement
In an effort to increase the presence of underrepresented minorities on the nation's college and university faculties, to enhance diversity on campuses, and to address the persisting effects of past discrimination, the Ford Foundation offers dissertation completion fellowships to members of six minority groups whose underrepresentation in the professoriate has been severe and long-standing. The dissertation fellowship program provides individuals of demonstrated ability with the opportunity to complete the dissertation required for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Doctor of Science (ScD) degree. These scholars ultimately inspire other students to pursue an academic career in teaching and research.
Approximately 29 Dissertation Fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Research Council (NRC) on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The awards will be made to those individuals, who in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior scholarship and show greatest promise for future achievement as scholars, researchers, and teachers in institutions of higher education.
Eligibility to apply in the Dissertation Fellowship competition is restricted to: Citizens or nationals of the United States (must have become a citizen by the application deadline date, November 14, 1998) Members of the following groups:
PhD or ScD degree candidates at U.S. institutions studying one of the fields listed at the end of this Announcement (see Field Eligibility)
Individuals who aspire to a teaching and research
Persons who have not earned a doctoral degree at any time and in any field
Awards will be made for study in research-based PhD or ScD programs in selected academic disciplines that will lead to careers in teaching and research at the college or university level. Fields eligible for support are listed at the end of this Announcement.
Individuals enrolled in practice-oriented programs will not be supported. Awards will not be made for work leading to degrees in areas related to education, business, administration, management, health sciences, nursing, home economics, library science, speech pathology, audiology, personnel, guidance, social work, fine arts, and performing arts. In addition, awards will not be made for work leading to doctorates in education (PhD or EdD), Doctor of Fine Arts (DFA) degrees, professional degrees in such areas as medicine, law, or public health, or for study in joint degree programs such as MD/PhD, JD/PhD, and MFA/PhD.
Fellowships are tenable at any accredited nonprofit U.S. institution of higher education offering PhDs or ScDs in the fields eligible for support in this program.
Applicants must have completed all requirements for their degree except for the writing and defense of their dissertation, including: course work, examinations, language requirements, approval of the dissertation proposal/topic, any other departmental and institutional requirements. Advisors must submit a valid Verification of Doctoral Degree Candidacy Form by February 14,1999, to confirm that all such degree requirements have been met by that date Applicants should expect to complete their dissertation during the 1999-2000 academic year, but no later than fall 2000
annual stipend: $21,500
expenses paid to attend three Conferences of Ford Fellows
no dependency allowances
The tenure of a dissertation fellowship will be no less than 9 months and no more than 12 months, with tenure beginning no earlier than June 1, 1999, and no later than September 1, 1999.
The Ford Foundation provides an additional benefit to Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral fellows each fall: Awardees are invited to attend three Conferences of Ford Fellows. Travel and living expenses are provided for the two days of meetings and academic interaction. The conference is a unique event that showcases the scholarly achievements of the fellows and provides a forum for the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas, problems, challenges, and goals, in the light of current political and social pressures affecting higher education. The conference, which fosters a communication network among the fellows, is planned by fellows with administrative support from the NRC, and includes presentations by some of the most outstanding scholars in the country. Also invited to attend each year are representatives from selected university and commercial presses, as well as from external funding sources.
Applicants' qualifications will be evaluated by panels of distinguished scholars, selected by the NRC, in the physical and life sciences, mathematics, behavioral and social sciences, engineering, and the humanities. The evaluation of all applications will be based on achievement and ability as evidenced by academic records, letters of recommendation, the suitability of the proposed institution for the plan of graduate study, and the applicant's ability to present a well-written, thoughtfully prepared application.
The NRC will make the final selection of Fellows, based on the recommendations of prominent scholars and scientists, and will notify all applicants of the outcome of the evaluation in early April 1999. Those applicants who merit receiving Ford Foundation dissertation fellowships, but to whom awards cannot be made because of the limitation of funds, will be designated "Honorable Mention." This recognition does not provide a monetary award, but does honor applicants who have demonstrated substantial academic achievement. The NRC will publish the list of the Honorable Mention recipients who consent to publication of their names, and will send the list to all U.S. doctoral degree-granting institutions.
Ford Foundation dissertation fellows should be engaged full-time in programs leading to PhD or ScD degrees in fields eligible for support in this program. A fellow may not accept remuneration from another fellowship or similar external awards while on Ford Foundation Fellowship tenure; however, supplementation from institutional funds, educational benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or educational incentive funds may be received concurrently with Ford Foundation support. Fellows accepting Ford Foundation support must agree to the stipulations in the Terms of Appointment for Ford Foundation Fellows that accompanies the award letter. After an award is made, any major change in the research and plan of study or in the fellowship site chosen requires prior NRC approval. Each Fellow is required to submit two progress reports during each fellowship year.
The fellow is wholly responsible for the conduct of research and preparation of research results for publication within the established guidelines of the fellowship institution. Neither the Ford Foundation nor the National Research Council, therefore, assumes responsibility for research findings or their interpretation.
more information and application for
the Ford Foundation Dissertation
Fellowships for Minorities
National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowships for Minorities and Women in the Physical Sciences
$156,000 to $200,000 fellowship includes Paid Tuition, Living Stipend ($12,500) for each academic year, Paid summer employment and technical experience, Mentors; for up to 6 years. Fields: Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Materials Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physics & Sundisicplines.
Eligibility Requirements: Must have an undergraduate standing as a senior with at least a 3.0 GPA in a 4 point system, or pursuing a MA/MS from a non-Ph.D. granting institution. Open to U.S. citizens or nationals who are members of one of the following ethnic minority groups:
Terms: You must be accepted at a participating NPSC university and progress through a full-time study program leading to a Ph.D. degree in the physical sciences. You must work agree to work for an NSCP employer during the summer before graduate school and the summer after your first year in graduate school.
phone 1-800-952-4118 web page: http://www.nmsu.org email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Link for more information at the National Physical Science Consortium.
Predoctoral Fellowships for Minorities
1999 Program: In an effort to increase the presence of underrepresented minorities on the nation's college and university faculties, to enhance diversity on campuses, and to address the persisting effects of past discrimination, the Ford Foundation offers doctoral fellowships to members of six minority groups, whose underrepresentation in the professoriate has been severe and long-standing. Predoctoral fellowships are awarded in a nationwide competition to individuals who demonstrate superior scholarship and show greatest promise for future achievement as scholars, researchers, and teachers in institutions of higher education.
Number of Awards: Approximately 50 three-year predoctoral fellowships
Stipends and Allowances: Annual stipend of $14,000 to each fellow and annual institutional allowance of $7,500 to the fellowship institution in lieu of tuition and fees
Application Deadline: November 14, 1998
Awards Announced: Early April 1999
Eligibility Requirements: Open to U.S. citizens or nationals who are members of one of the following ethnic minority groups:
Fields of Study -- Awards are made only for study in research-based doctoral programs (PhD or ScD) that lead to careers in teaching and research at the university or college level. Practice-oriented programs are not supported. Please refer to the Field Eligibility section of the Ford Predoctoral Program Announcement. Intended for students who have enrolled in, or plan to enroll in, a PhD or ScD program no later than fall 1999: undergraduates in their senior year individuals who have completed undergraduate study individuals who have completed some graduate study individuals already enrolled in a PhD or ScD program
Note: Applicants already enrolled in a PhD or ScD program must demonstrate that they can fully utilize a three-year predoctoral fellowship. The advisors of these applicants will be required to submit a form that verifies the applicants' need for at least three years of full-time doctoral support as of the 1999 fall semester.
Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) General Test scores required.
Other eligibility criteria apply as outlined in the Ford Predoctoral Program Announcement
Applications in the 1999 program may be downloaded, printed out, and submitted by mail.
The Ford Foundation provides an additional benefit to Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral fellows each fall: Awardees are invited to attend three Conferences of Ford Fellows. Travel and living expenses are provided for the two days of meetings and academic interaction. The conference is a unique event that showcases the scholarly achievements of the fellows and provides a forum for the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas, problems, challenges, and goals, in the light of current political and social pressures affecting higher education.
The conference, which fosters a communication network among the fellows, is planned by fellows with administrative support from the NRC, and includes presentations by some of the most outstanding scholars in the country. Also invited to attend each year are representatives from selected university and commercial presses, as well as from external funding sources.
LINK for more information and online applications for the Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowships for Minorities
If you know of other programs which support the study in the Mathematical Sciences by African Americans, please write: Dr. Scott Williams at email@example.com
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