AMELIA EARHART & ZONTA INTERNATIONAL
Established in 1938, Zonta International’s Amelia Earhart Fellowships memorialize famed air pioneer and Zontian, Amelia Earhart, who disappeared over the Pacific in 1937. By remembering Amelia Earhart through this fellowship, Zonta International encourages and supports women to expand their horizons by pursuing degrees and careers in aerospace-applied sciences or aerospace-applied engineering. In the program’s 80-year history, Zonta has awarded 1,573 Amelia Earhart Fellowships, totaling more than US$10 million, to 1,144 Fellows representing 73 countries. It is anticipated that 30 Fellowships of US$10,000 each will be awarded in 2019.
Women of any nationality pursuing a Ph.D./doctoral degree who demonstrate a superior academic record in the field of aerospace-applied sciences or aerospace-applied engineering are eligible. Students must be registered in a full-time Ph.D./doctoral program and 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 2020. Please note that post-doctoral research programs are not eligible for the Fellowship.
To apply for the Amelia Earhart Fellowship, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
- Be registered in a full-time Ph.D./doctoral program in a qualifying area of science or engineering closely related to advanced studies in aerospace-applied science or aerospace-applied engineering and 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. Please note that links from universities containing electronic transcripts will not be accepted.
- Provide evidence of a well-defined research program in aerospace-applied science or aerospace-applied engineering as described 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 the relationship of the research to aerospace and furnish verification of 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 enrolled in a full-time Ph.D./doctoral program by 15 November 2018 and must not graduate before April 2020.
To apply for the Amelia Earhart Fellowship, visit: http://www.zonta.org/Web/Programs/Education/Amelia_Earhart_Fellowship
Note that three (3) recommendations from referees (thesis supervisor or advisor and a university professor), official transcripts, and verification of enrollment for the 2019 Amelia Earhart Fellowships must be submitted by 15 November 2018 to be considered.
Published on September 6th, 2018
Last updated on January 19th, 2021