Ford officials said several thousand students were expected to apply.Minority Graduates Lag About 31,000 doctorates are granted each year.Fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide range of disciplines and work to improve their schools and communities.
She named the high cost of education at the graduate level, about $9,000 a year for tuition and fees at private institutions and $5,000 at public institutions.
Another reason given was the average income of minority families, which she said was about two-thirds of the median income of white families.
After growing substantially in the 1960's and 1970's, the enrollment of minority students in gradute schools began slipping, Mr. Over the past five years, he said, the proportion of black gradute students declined from 6 percent to 4.2 percent, and the drop has been accelerating.
Ford's new program will be administered by the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences, which will conduct a competition to select the fellows.
These $27,500 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to history, theory, analysis, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.
The most comprehensive national database for all types of academic funding. SPIN Academic funding database (similar to Pivot, but with a different search approach). Search for awards from over 600 scholarships, grants, fellowships, and post-doctoral awards for applicants to graduate programs, current graduate students working on a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation, and postdoc scholars.The program invites proposals for dissertation research conducted in whole or in part outside the United States.National Academy of Education Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program** The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage scholars from a wide range of disciplines to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education.Rutgers Grad Fund Searchable database for graduate students.** Professional associations (like the American Anthropological Association or the Modern Languages Association, among many others) often offer awards or fellowships, or have lists of funding opportunities in that discipline.Supports a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in humanities and related social sciences in the last year of Ph D dissertation writing.Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship** Offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in Ph D program in the United States and conducting research on non-US topics.Projects focusing on Western Europe are not supported. Zebulon Kendrick, Vice Provost of the Graduate School.Harry Frank Guggenheim Dissertation Fellowships** For students in their final year of their Ph D work.The Federal Government has also cut back substantially on its budget for fellowships, she said, from .3 billion in 1978 to .6 billion in 1983. Frank Press, president of the National Academy of Sciences, said the latest Ford undertaking would take a ''healthy cut'' at the problem posed by the inadequate pool of minority students available for faculty appointments at schools around the country. Timothy Healy, president of Georgetown University, a leading advocate of increasing minority students at universities, said that only by increasing minority representation on faculties would black students be attracted to graduate studies. Confirm eligibility requirements on the individual fellowship websites.