Amelia Earhart Fellowship - Zonta International

Level of study
Doctoral research
Subject area
Engineering and Physical Sciences
EU, Overseas (Non-EU), UK
Type of Award
Deadline for applying
Closed 15/11/2016 (Note: competition closed for this year)

Award Description

The Amelia Earhart Fellowship program helps talented women, pursuing advanced studies in the typically male-dominated fields of aerospace-related sciences and engineering, achieve their educational goals. The Fellowship enables these women to invest in state-of-the-art computers to conduct their research, purchase expensive books and resource materials, and participate in specialized studies around the globe.

Value of Award

The Fellowship of US$10,000, awarded to 35 Fellows around the globe each year, may be used at any university or college offering accredited postgraduate courses and degrees in these fields.

Eligibility Criteria

Women of any nationality pursuing a Ph.D./doctoral degree who demonstrate a superior academic record in the field of aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering are eligible. Applicants must be registered in a full-time Ph.D./doctoral program when funds are received in September and must not graduate before April 2018. Please note that post-doctoral research programs are not eligible for the Fellowship. Members and employees of Zonta International or the Zonta International Foundation are also not eligible to apply for the Fellowship. Note that previous Amelia Earhart Fellows are not eligible to apply to renew the Fellowship for a second year. 

How to Apply

Applications should be sent to the Foundation directly. Applications for the 2017 Fellowships must be received or post-marked by 15 November 2016 to be considered. Applications that are incomplete or late due to postal delays will not be considered. 

Further application details can be found on the Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship website.


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