Amelia Earhart Fellowship for Female Scientists

In an effort to provide access to all resources and enable women to be represented in decision-making positions on an equal basis with men, Zonta International offers the Amelia Earhart Fellowship. Female PhD students in aerospace engineering and space sciences will be awarded $10,000. The deadline is on 15 November 2020.

Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. The organization envisions a world in which women’s rights are recognized as human rights and every woman is able to achieve her full potential. The Amelia Earhart Fellowship was established in 1938 in honor of famed pilot, Amelia Earhart.

The US$10,000 Fellowship is awarded annually to up to 35 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. Candidates must demonstrate a superior academic record at a recognized university and provide evidence of a well-defined research program in the application in general scientific terms. Additional documents, i.e. references, transcripts, and verification of enrollment as well as the list of publications are required.

The deadline is on 15 November 2020.


Main criteria

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.

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