Brook was selected as one of 88 individuals who won a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship.
"The following outstanding scholars have been awarded fellowships in the 2023 Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs, which are administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The programs seek 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." https://ra.nas.edu/FordFellows20/ExtRpts/PressReleaseRoster.aspx?RptMode=AW&CompYr=2023
"Predoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in the U.S., show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students."
Stipend and Benefits:
Annual stipend: $27,000 for three years
An invitation to attend the Conference of Ford Fellows
Access to Ford Fellow Regional Liaisons -- a network of former Ford Fellows who have volunteered to provide mentoring and support to current Fellows -- and access to other networking resources
The eligibility was as follows:
FORD FOUNDATION PREDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP
Eligibility to apply for a predoctoral fellowship is limited to:
All U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card); individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program;1 Indigenous individuals exercising rights associated with the Jay Treaty of 1794; individuals granted Temporary Protected Status; asylees; and refugees, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation;
Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors, or other designations);
Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in the U.S.;
Individuals enrolled in or planning to enroll in an eligible research-based (dissertation-required) program leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree at a non-proprietary (not for profit) U.S. institution of higher education no later than Fall 2023;
Individuals who as of the 2023 fall semester require a minimum of three years of their program2 to complete their Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree; and
Individuals who have not earned a doctoral degree at any time, in any field.