Applications are now open for the Amelia Earhart Fellowship of Zonta International. Globally, women make up around 25 percent of the workforce in the aerospace industry. Therefore, this Fellowship program has been created to allow women to have access to all resources and are represented in decision-making positions on an equal basis with men.
The Amelia Earhart Fellowship was established in 1938 in honor of the famed pilot and Zontian, Amelia Earhart. The US$10,000 Fellowship is awarded annually to up to 30 women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-applied sciences or aerospace-applied engineering.
Recipients of the award may use it at any university or college offering accredited post-graduate courses and degrees in the listed fields above. Since the beginning of the program, Zonta has awarded 1,734 Amelia Earhart Fellowships, to 1,305 women from 77 different countries. Fellows of this program have gone on to become astronauts, aerospace engineers, astronomers, professors, geologists, business owners, heads of companies, and even the Secretary of the US Air Force.
- Host Institution: Any officially recognized institution.
- Area: Aerospace engineering or space sciences.
- Number of awards: up to 30.
- Duration: One time.
- Target group: Open to all women regardless of nationality.
Amelia Earhart Fellowship Benefits
Successful candidates for the Amelia Earhart Fellowship of Zonta International will receive a payment of US$10,000 may be used for tuition, books, and fees, or living expenses (room, board or travel).
Amelia Earhart Fellowship Eligibility
Applicants for the Amelia Earhart Fellowship of Zonta International must meet the following minimum requirements:
- Women of any nationality registered in a full-time PhD/doctoral program on research (demonstrate a superior academic record conducting research) applied to aerospace engineering or space sciences and have completed at least one year of that program, or, have received a master’s degree in an aerospace-applied field at the time the application is submitted. Verification of current enrollment must be submitted as a PDF. Acceptance letters are not verification of enrollment and will not be accepted.
- Demonstrate a superior academic record at a recognized university or college with accredited courses in aerospace-applied studies, as verified by official transcripts and recommendations.
- Provide evidence of a well-defined research program applied to aerospace engineering or space sciences in the application essay (in general scientific terms), the academic documents (references, transcripts, verification of enrollment) and listed publications
- Clearly demonstrate that the Ph.D. research program is directly related to aerospace/space sciences and furnish verification of the research program through at least one of the reference letters required with the application. The thesis supervisor or advisor must be one of the referees.
- Applicant must be registered in a full-time PhD/doctoral program by 15 November 2023 and must not graduate before April 2025.
NB : post-doctoral research programs are not eligible for the Fellowship. Club members and individuals with direct membership with Zonta International and employees of Zonta International and Zonta Foundation for Women, and their family members are not eligible to apply for the Fellowship. Previous Amelia Earhart Fellows are not eligible to apply.
- Friedrich Ebert Foundation Scholarship for International Students.
- Turkish Government Research Scholarship;
- Government of the Czech Republic Scholarships.
How to Apply for the Amelia Earhart Fellowship
Eligible applicants should click on the apply button below, register, and follow the given instructions to submit their applications.
The Application deadline is . To know more about the Amelia Earhart Fellowship of Zonta International, please visit the official page. To be the first to see latest opportunities, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.