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Meet Our Ford Fellows: Carolyn Ureña

Series Note: This year, three Rutgers graduate students have been awarded the prestigious Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for 2016-2017. Read on to learn more about Carolyn Ureña’s research, commitment to diversity, and her thoughts on working as a Fellowship Advisor … Continue reading

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Meet Our Ford Fellows: Rosemary Ndubuizu

Series Note: This year, three Rutgers graduate students have been awarded the prestigious Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for 2016-2017. Read on to learn more about Rosemary Ndubuizu’s research, her thoughts on diversity, as well as her thoughts on community.   … Continue reading

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Meet Our Ford Fellows: Dara Walker

Series Note: This year, three Rutgers graduate students have been awarded the prestigious Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for 2016-2017. Read on to learn more about Dara Walker’s research, commitment to diversity, and her thoughts on working with GradFund. As a … Continue reading

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Scholarly Excellence and Enduring Commitments to Enhancing Diversity: Rutgers-New Brunswick 2016 Ford Fellows

As the 2016 application season concludes, we are immensely proud to announce that three Graduate School-New Brunswick doctoral candidates have been awarded the prestigious Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for 2016-2017: Rosemary Ndubuizu (Women’s and Gender Studies), Carolyn Ureña (Comparative Literature), and … Continue reading

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Commitment to Community: It’s a Frame of Mind

Many fellowship and grant funders want to see a commitment to community. In fact, many different permutations of this concept exist within the graduate funding world. The AAUW wants to see a commitment to the issues facing women and girls. … Continue reading

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Commitment to Enhancing Diversity

Several grants, fellowships, and postdoctoral fellowships now explicitly ask applicants to express their commitment to enhancing diversity. The Ford Foundation in particular has among its core goals to increase diversity in the professoriate by supporting not only graduate students who … Continue reading

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You Don’t Have to Be a Researcher, Not Yet

The statement of previous research is always tricky for the pre-doctoral applicants. Some are fresh from undergrad, with still vague interests in Venezuelan beauty pageants or Jewish hip hop culture. Very few young anthropologists have anything more than a limited … Continue reading

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Tom Ford…Bringing Diversity and Style to Higher Education

Tom Ford is pretty much a household name within academia. Highly coveted and highly elusive. This year, Tom will select 60 pre-doctoral graduate students to fulfill his mission in diversity and excellence in higher education. The mission? To ensure that … Continue reading

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Reginald P. Higgenbottom III

Reginald P. Higgenbottom comes from a prestigious family with a history of benevolence. He grew up in a small town and wished to get out and see the world. After a few volunteering excursions in low income cities throughout the … Continue reading

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Fabricating a Ford Friend

I plan to apply for a number of fellowships and grants, and am still undecided on which to focus this summer. One of the biggest that I’m considering is the Ford Foundation pre-doctoral fellowship, and I guess that I’ll use … Continue reading

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