Funding, Fontaine Society 2022 Penn Ford Fellowship Honorees

Three Penn graduate students have been awarded prestigious Ford Foundation Fellowships and three received Honorable Mentions. These students were selected from a highly-competitive national pool for their promise as scholars and teachers in their respective fields. We congratulate these students, who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to their research and advancing diversity in the academy. 

2022 Ford Fellowship Honorees 

  • Jeremy Gallion, PhD student, English; Honorable Mention, Dissertation Fellowship

  • Jay Ortiz-Carpena, PhD student, Immunology (PSOM); Predoctoral Fellowship

  • Justin Pannell, PhD student, Education (GSE); Predoctoral Fellowship

  • Joshua Reason, PhD student, Africana Studies (SAS); Honorable Mention, Predoctoral Fellowship

  • Mia Shaw, PhD candidate, Education (GSE); Dissertation Fellowship

  • Joey Velez-Ginorio, PhD student, Computer and Information Science (SEAS); Honorable Mention, Predoctoral Fellowship


About the Ford Fellowship Program 
The Ford Foundation Fellowship program 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. Predoctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral fellowships are awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation. 

In addition to receiving an individual stipend, new Ford Fellows are invited to attend the Conference of Ford Fellows, a unique national conference of a select group of high-achieving scholars committed to diversifying the professoriate and using diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

For more information about applying for a Ford Fellowship at Penn, visit the CURF website

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