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Hello out there! I figured I might as well get the ball rolling on this—has anyone else applied for the Ford? I applied for the predoctoral fellowship (currently a first-year PhD student), and no longer have any fingernails to speak of.

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I applied for the dissertation fellowship. The FAQ on the Ford website is vague about when to expect to hear back--it just says "by April." The other two fellowships to which I applied, Mellon/ACLS and AAUW, say to expect to hear back in late March and April 15th, respectively. So it's going to be a long month and a half 😅

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I applied for the predoctoral, but I have little hope since they haven't given one in my discipline since 2000 lol. Also, I think there might be a hope for March--it says notification in March 2021 in one of the pdf brochures on the website (though April on the actual website, so it depends on what you want to believe). 

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@ebp As someone in an interdisciplinary field, I am also hesitant to get my hopes up. I can’t recall when they last awarded a Predoctoral to an interdisciplinary field, and I think I can probably count on one hand how many times they have done so... ever. Nevertheless, I am keeping my fingers crossed. 
 

I also noticed that the website specified that awards should be announced by the end of March. So, there’s that.

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Well, 

On 2/22/2021 at 4:14 PM, soupnazi said:

@ebp As someone in an interdisciplinary field, I am also hesitant to get my hopes up. I can’t recall when they last awarded a Predoctoral to an interdisciplinary field, and I think I can probably count on one hand how many times they have done so... ever. Nevertheless, I am keeping my fingers crossed. 
 

I also noticed that the website specified that awards should be announced by the end of March. So, there’s that.

Well, I'm wishing you luck! 

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On 2/22/2021 at 4:14 PM, soupnazi said:

@ebp As someone in an interdisciplinary field, I am also hesitant to get my hopes up. I can’t recall when they last awarded a Predoctoral to an interdisciplinary field, and I think I can probably count on one hand how many times they have done so... ever. Nevertheless, I am keeping my fingers crossed. 
 

I also noticed that the website specified that awards should be announced by the end of March. So, there’s that.

There's quite few on the honorable mention list: http://nrc58.nas.edu/FordFellows20/ExtRpts/PressReleaseRoster.aspx?RptMode=HM&CompYr=2020

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18 hours ago, fauna876 said:

Very true! Thanks for sharing this reminder. But I do wish more had won the thing. Like @anxiousgrad, I am anxious that even the Honorable Mentions came from places like Yale! Haha. 

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