October 2, 2020 FAC/STAFF

Ford Foundation Fellowships for Early-Career Faculty

The Ford Foundation offers a fellowship program for early-career faculty members that aims “to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.”

If you’re interested in learning more about this program, a group of grants officers from liberal arts colleges will be hosting a webinar from 3:00-4:30 PM Eastern on October 9th called “Ford Fellowships: Advice from Winners at Liberal Arts Colleges.” Three Ford Fellowship winners (Martha-Elizabeth Baylor, Associate Professor of Physics and Chair of the Physics and Astronomy Department at Carleton College and Chair of the American Physical Society Committee on Education; LeRhonda Manigault-Bryant, Professor of Africana Studies and former Associate Dean of the Faculty at Williams College; and Taneisha Means, Assistant Professor of Political Science on the Class of 1951 Chair at Vassar College, who’s also affiliated with Vassar’s Africana Studies and Women’s Studies Programs) will provide a panel discussion of how they approached the grant competition, plus Q&A with participants. This webinar should be useful for faculty at liberal arts colleges who are interested in applying for the Ford Fellowship in 2020 (or further into the future) and would like a sense of how colleagues at liberal arts colleges have approached the competition.

If you’re interested in the webinar, please register at this link: https://carleton.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4B2HODgBS2KKLp-b9Ocnpw