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Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International Women for Costs Associated With Pursuing Advanced Degrees in Aerospace Fields

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Amelia Earhart (AE) Fellowship

Zonta International


Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #160895

Grant Description

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Fellowships of $10,000 to USA, Canada, and International women for costs associated with pursuing a Ph.D. or doctoral degree in the fields of aerospace engineering and space sciences. Funds may be used for tuition, supplies and equipment, books, fees, and living expenses, including room, board, and travel. Fellowships may be used at any university or college offering accredited post-graduate courses and degrees in aerospace engineering and space sciences.

Globally, women make up around 25 percent of the workforce in the aerospace industry. In an effort to carry out its mission that women have access to all resources and are represented in decision-making positions on an equal basis with men, Zonta International offers the Amelia Earhart Fellowship. 

The Fellowship is awarded to women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace engineering and space sciences. Fellows have gone on to become astronauts, aerospace engineers, astronomers, professors, geologists, business owners, heads of companies, even Secretary of the US Air Force. 

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Fellowship is awarded to women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace engineering and space sciences. It may be used at any university or college offering accredited post-graduate courses and degrees in these fields.

Women of any nationality pursuing a Ph.D./doctoral degree who demonstrate a superior academic record conducting research applied to aerospace engineering or space sciences are eligible. It is imperative that students be registered in a full-time Ph.D./doctoral program 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. Applicants must not graduate from their Ph.D. or doctoral program before April 2024. Please note that 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 (ancestors, descendants, adoptees, siblings, nieces or cousins, and those of their spouse or co-habiting partner), are 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.

Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
- Be registered in a full-time Ph.D./doctoral program on 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. A verification of current enrollment must be submitted with the application. 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. In programs where graduate transcripts are not provided as a matter of institutional policy, please provide a statement of that policy from the registrar or other school official. (Note: please do not upload electronic transcripts, or links to electronic copies, directly from the university as the documents may have expiration dates to review. Please scan official transcripts and/or save as a PDF and upload the saved copy in color. Please ensure all transcripts are legible.)
- 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 the list of publications (Note: please do not attach publications; citing the references is sufficient).
- 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 and a university professor must each be one of the referees.
- Applicant must be registered in a full-time Ph.D./doctoral program by 15 November 2022 and must not graduate before April 2024.

Pre-Application Information:

The 2023 Amelia Earhart Fellowship application must be submitted in full by 15 November 2022 to be considered.

Additional Funding Information:

Number of Grants:

The Fellowship is awarded annually to up to 30 women.

Estimated Size of Grant:

US $10,000

Term of Contract:

The payment is planned for September-October subject to any US sanctions regulations. Recipients are not permitted to defer the Fellowship.

Contact Information:

Complete applications at https://zontainternational.awardspring.com/.

If you have any questions, please email  programs@zonta.org.

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