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1. Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships for Minorities

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Ford Foundation
Postdoctoral Fellowships
for Minorities

1999 Program: This fellowship is sponsored by the Ford Foundation and administered by the National Research Council

(NRC). The program enables teacher-scholars to engage in postdoctoral research and scholarship in an environment free from the interference of their normal professional duties and helps them to achieve greater recognition in their respective fields and to develop the professional associations that will make them more effective and productive in academic employment.

Number of Awards: Approximately 25 one-year postdoctoral fellowships

Total Award Package: $40,000 to each fellow

Stipend: $30,000
Travel and Relocation Allowance: $3,000
Cost-of-Research Allowance to the fellowship institution: $2,000
Employing Institution Allowance: $2,500 (to be matched by the institution)

Application Deadline Date: January 4, 1999
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:

Awards for postdoctoral research are made in the behavioral and social sciences, humanities, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences and life sciences, education, or for interdisciplinary programs composed of two or more eligible disciplines.

Awards are not made in professions such as medicine, law, social work, library science, public health and in areas related to business, administration, educational administration and leadership, management, fine arts, performing arts, speech pathology, audiology, health sciences, home economics, personnel, physical education, and guidance.

Applicants are required to have earned the PhD or ScD degree by March 3, 1999, from a U.S. educational institution, and may not have held the degree for more than seven years as of the due date, January 4, 1999.

Only those individuals already engaged in a teaching and research career at the college or university level, or those planning such a career are eligible to apply in this program.

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 applications for the Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships for Minorities

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Received 2/1/99.

The purpose of this note is to ask your assistance in identifying individuals who could profit from a travel grant to attend ICIAM 99 in Edinburgh on July 5-9. SIAM has recently been awarded a grant from the NSF to fund travel for mathematicians and computational scientists affiliated with US institutions. SIAM particularly wants to encourage women and underrepresented minority candidates to apply, including graduate students, postdocs, and junior faculty and scientists.

I am hoping that you will agree to help us get the word out to individuals who could advance their careers and their perspective on applied mathematics by attending a major international meeting, such as ICIAM99. Please forward this message to colleagues and students.

All the necessary information and links to ICIAM 99 can be found on SIAM's conference web page ( Information about application and a web-based application form can be found on SIAM's homepage (

Dr. William G. Kolata - Technical Director
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
3600 University City Science Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688
phone: 215-382-9800 ext. 306;
fax: 215-386-7999; e-mail:




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