Keanan Joyner, a graduate student in the Florida State University Department of Psychology, is one of 70 students nationwide selected to receive a 2019 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship.
The highly competitive fellowships are awarded by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation and include a $24,000 stipend per year over three years.
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. Awards are given to students who have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level and who look to use diversity as a resource to enrich the education of all students.
Joyner is the first FSU student to receive the Ford Predoctoral Fellowship in 10 years.