Ford Foundation International Fellows Program Worldwide

Scholarship / Financial aid: full for selected students
Date: up to three years of study
Deadline: varies from one country to another
Open to: students from Rusia, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, China, India, Indonesia, Philipines, Vietnam, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, South Africa, Egypt, Palestine

The International Fellowships Program (IFP) provides opportunities for advanced study to exceptional individuals who will use this education to become leaders in their respective fields, furthering development in their own countries and greater economic and social justice worldwide. To ensure that Fellows are drawn from more diverse backgrounds than ever before, IFP will actively recruit candidates from social groups and communities that lack systematic access to higher education.

IFP is the largest single program ever supported by the Ford Foundation. By investing $280 million over ten years through 2010, the Foundation intends to build on its half century of support for higher education. Foundation programs have long promoted the highest educational standards and achievement.

Ford fellowship recipients have become leaders in institutions around the world and have helped build global knowledge in fields ranging across the natural and social sciences as well as the humanities and arts. IFP draws on this tradition and underscores the Foundation’s belief that education enables people to improve their own lives as well as to assist others in the common pursuit of more equitable and just societies.

Once selected, Fellows may enroll in universities in any part of the world, this program will provide placement assistance to those Fellows not yet admitted to graduate school.

* Note: Applicants must be resident nationals or residents of an eligible IFP country.

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