Zonta International: Amelia Earhart Fellowship 2024

Women make up around 25% of the workforce in the aerospace industry globally. Zonta International presents the Amelia Earhart Fellowship in order to carry out its purpose of ensuring that women have equal access to resources and are represented in decision-making positions as men.

The Amelia Earhart Fellowship was founded in 1938 in memory of Amelia Earhart, a famous flyer and Zontian. Up to 30 women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace engineering and space sciences will be awarded the US$10,000 Fellowship each year. It can be utilized in any authorized university or college that offers post-graduate courses and degrees in these fields.

Application Deadline:15 November 2023

Type: Doctoral

Value of Award: $10,000


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 2025. 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.

Application Process:

The Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship Committee reviews the applications and recommends recipients to the Zonta International Board. All applicants are evaluated on the criteria stated in the requirements section of the application. All details of the evaluations are kept confidential; evaluations are not disclosed to applicants. All applicants will be notified of their status by the end of April.


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