Application for Amelia Earhart Fellowship is currently open. The Zonta International provides Amelia Earhart PhD Research fellowship for women of any race in Aerospace-related Sciences and Aerospace-related Engineering at any University or College offering Accredited Degrees. Worldwide, women constitute around 25 percent of the workforce in the aerospace industry. In an effort to accomplish its mission that women have right to all resources and are represented in decision-making positions on an equal basis with men, Zonta International provides the Amelia Earhart Fellowship.
The Amelia Earhart Fellowship was founded in 1938 in honor of famed pilot Zontian, Amelia Earhart. The US$10,000 Fellowship is granted yearly to up to 35 women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace engineering and space sciences. It can be used at any university or college offering accredited post-graduate courses and degrees in these fields.
Since the program’s inception in 1938, Zonta has awarded 1,638 Amelia Earhart Fellowships, totaling more than US$10.6 million, to 1,209 women representing 73 countries.
Application deadline: 15th November 2020
Offered annually: Yes
Eligible Countries: Women from Any Country
To be taken at (country): Any University or College offering Accredited Degrees in any country.
Subject Areas: PhD/Doctoral degrees in Aerospace-related Sciences and Aerospace-related Engineering
Offered Since: 1938
Eligibility for Amelia Earhart Fellowship
- Women of any race pursuing a Ph.D./doctoral degree who exhibit a superior academic record in the field of aerospace-applied sciences or aerospace-applied engineering are qualified.
- Applicants must be registered in a full-time Ph.D./doctoral program and accomplished minimum of 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 2022.
- Please note that post-doctoral research programs are not eligible for the Fellowship.
- Fellows and staffs of Zonta International or the Zonta International Foundation are also not qualified to apply for the award.
- Note that previous Amelia Earhart Fellows are not eligible to apply to renew the Fellowship for a second year.
Number of Awards: Not specified
Benefits Amelia Earhart Fellowship
- Fellowship of US$10,000 is granted yearly
- The Fellowship empowers these women to invest in state-of-the-art computers to carry out their research, acquire expensive books and resource materials, and partake in specialized studies around the world.
- Amelia Earhart Fellows have proceeded to become astronauts, aerospace engineers, astronomers, professors, geologists, business owners, heads of companies, even Secretary of the US Air Force.
Duration of Amelia Earhart Fellowship: One year (current fellows can reapply to renew the fellowship each year)
How to Apply for Amelia Earhart Fellowship
The Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship Committee evaluates the applications and recommends beneficiaries to the Zonta International Board. All candidates are assessed on the criteria stated in the requirements section of the application. All information of the evaluations is kept confidential; assessments are not disclosed to candidates. All candidates will be alerted of their status by the end of April. Hard copy and email applications will not be acknowledged.
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Important Note: Please note that post-doctoral research programs are not eligible for the Fellowship. Fellows and staffs of Zonta International or the Zonta International Foundation are also not qualified to apply for the Fellowship.
Amelia Earhart Fellowships are made possible by generous donations to the Zonta International Foundation Amelia Earhart Fellowship Fund.
Katiyayni Balachandran, Canada
Akanksha Baranwal, India
Elizabeth Benitez, United States
Anne Bennett, United States
Valerie Bernstein, United States
Sriramya Bhamidipati, India
Celia Chari, Spain and Canada
Laura Chaves, Colombia
Ellen Czaplinski, United States
Anabel del Val, Spain
Airin Dutta, India
Beatrice Fragge, Germany
Anushka Goyal, India
Annika Gustafsson, United States and Sweden
Sarzina Hossain, Bangladesh
Donna Jennings, United States
Ashwini Karmarkar, India
Yaeji Kim, South Korea
Solène Kojtych, France
Sarah Li, Canada
Erica Luzzi, Italy
Rong Ma, China, PR
Lisa Meyer, Germany
Rachel Morgan, United States
Shaylah Mutschler, United States
Cody Paige, Canada
Margherita Piccinin, Italy
Jennifer Pouplin, France
Annika Rollock, United States and Canada
Sneha Sanjeevini, India
Sarah Stirrat, United Kingdom
Suria-Devi Subiah, South Africa
Cecily Sunday, United States
Joana Voigt, Germany
Shuming Wu, China, PR
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