Annual awards for minority Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia residents who are doctoral students in the dissertation stage at a participating institution. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen/permanent residents, have a bachelor's or master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university, and plan to become a full-time faculty member. Number of awards may vary. A letter of interest, a topic summary, and a full curriculum vitae must be included with application packet. Nonrenewable.