The Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships seek to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. To facilitate this goal the Fellowship grants awards at the Predoctoral, Dissertation and, Postdoctoral levels to students whom demonstrate excellence, a commitment to diversity and, a desire to enter the professoriate.
The Doctoral Scholars Program Award offers scholars three years of direct program support and two years of institutional support. Each scholar is also awarded up to five years of tuition and fees (in-state or out-of-state), an annual stipend of up to $15,000, and expenses to attend the Doctoral Scholars Program annual meeting: the Compact for Faculty Diversity's Institute on Teaching and Mentoring. Support in the final two years of the award is provided by the institution. Awardees also receive support for professional development activities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation: The fundamental objective of MMUF is to increase the number of minority students (particularly African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans and Native Americans), and others with a demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities, who will pursue PhDs in core fields in the arts and sciences. The program aims to reduce over time the serious underrepresentation on the faculties of individuals from certain minority groups, as well as to address the attendant educational consequences of these disparities.
National Endowment for the Humanities: NEH is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.
Michael Jordan Fundamentals Grant Program: Nike and Michael Jordan created the Jordan Fundamentals grant program to help teachers purchase resource materials, supplies, software, equipment and other items needed to fulfill their lessons. In the last five years, $5 million has been awarded to teachers.
G. Richard Tucker Fellowship: The G. Richard Tucker Fellowship program for master’s and doctoral students in language-related fields is now entering its 16th year. During the period of June 2007 through May 2008, including a four-week residency at CAL in Washington, DC, the Fellow will interact with senior staff members on one of CAL's existing research projects or on a suitable project suggested by the Fellow. The fellowship pays a stipend plus travel expenses. Priority will be given to proposals that focus on all types of language education and testing or on language issues related to minorities in the United States or Canada.