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External fellowships for minority students

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National Institute of Health Predoctoral Fellowships for Minority Students

Individual Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research - Encourages students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds to seek graduate degrees in the biomedical and behavioral sciences to help increase the number of well-trained scientists from underrepresented groups. The fellowship provides up to 5 years of support for research training leading to the Ph.D. or equivalent research degree, the combined M.D./Ph.D. degree, or other combined degrees in the biomedical or behavioral sciences. At the time of appointment, students must be U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals, or lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence. Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible.

Ford Foundation Fellowship Program

-Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks 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. Full eligibility information and online applications are available on their website. The award consists of a stipend of $20,000.

National Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The National Hispanic Scholarship Programs are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a graduate degree.