15 November 2019.
Amelia Earhart Fellowship 2020 for women
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 Amelia Earhart Fellowship was established in 1938 in honor of famed pilot and Zontian, Amelia Earhart. The US$10,000 Fellowship is awarded annually to up to 30 women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-applied sciences or aerospace-applied engineering. It may 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 1,603 Amelia Earhart Fellowships, totaling more than US$10.3 million, to 1,174 women representing 73 countries.
Opportunity Focus Areas:
- Applied sciences.
- Aerospace-applied engineering.
ALL WORLD COUNTRIES.
At least one year.
Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)
Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)
- 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.
- Classified members (club members and individuals with direct membership with Zonta International) and employees of Zonta International and Zonta International Foundation, 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 as a PDF. 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 electronic transcripts from universities will not be accepted as they have an expiration date to review. Please scan official transcripts and upload as a PDF in color. (Please ensure that the 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 listed publications (Note: please do not attach publications, citing the refences in 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 must be one of the referees.
- Applicant must be registered in a full-time Ph.D./doctoral programby 15 November 2019 and must not graduate before April 2021.
- The Fellowship may be used for tuition, books and fees, or living expenses (room, board or travel). The payment of US$10,000 is planned for September-October subject to any US sanctions regulation.
- For domestic and foreign recipients studying in the United States, Fellowship funds used for tuition, books, fees, supplies or required equipment for the program of study are not considered taxable income. Withholding taxes may be required on funds used for living expenses or other non-qualified expenses, e.g. room, board or travel to conferences.
- Fellows may accept additional grants and scholarships from other sources.
How to Apply
How to Apply
First Step: Applicants may apply for the 2019 Amelia Earhart Fellowships should introduce:
- Biographical information.
- Plans for intended study.
- List and must include official detailed transcripts of grades or equivalent records from all universities, colleges, or institutions attended, including undergraduate. institutions and degrees received. 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.).
- List and must include translated transcripts in English of all grades from all universities,colleges or institutions attended.
- List scholarships, fellowships and honors received, if any List previous publications, if any (must fit in the space provided; please do not attach publications).
- Employment history, if any Essay on academic program and professional goals – applicant should describe, in general scientific terms, a well-defined research program (thesis) and professional goals in 500 words or less. Preference will be given to those candidates who can demonstrate a well-defined research program. Clearly demonstrate how the Ph.D./doctoral research program is directly related to aerospace engineering/space sciences.
- Three recommendations from university professors (or supervisors) who can assess your ability to succeed in the Ph.D./doctoral program. At least one of the referees must be able to describe the quality of the research program and the direct application of the research to aerospace engineering and space science. The thesis supervisor or advisor and a university professor must each be one of the referees.
- Zonta International verification of current enrollment form or official statement from the university/college registrar.
- All non-English documents must be translated into English to be considered.
- Information other than official transcripts and recommendations must be limited to the space provided; attachments, articles, pamphlets, books, curriculum vitae or other publications are not requested and will not be considered.
Second Step: Fill the application form from here.
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This Scholarship Published by:
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Reviewed by” Hesham Galal / Egypt ”
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