Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship – 2024

In the aerospace sector globally, women make up about 25% of the workforce. Zonta International presents the Amelia Earhart Fellowship as part of its aim to ensure that women have equal access to all resources and are represented in positions of decision-making on a par with men.

In 1938, the Amelia Earhart Fellowship was created in her honour. Amelia Earhart was a famous pilot and Zontian. Up to 30 women pursuing PhD or postdoctoral degrees in aerospace engineering and space sciences are given the US$10,000 Fellowship each year. Any college or university that offers recognised post-graduate courses and degrees in these subjects may use it.

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Application Deadline:15 November 2023

Type: Doctoral

Value of Award: $10,000


Women of any country seeking a Ph.D. or doctoral degree and possessing an exceptional academic record performing research in the fields of aeronautical engineering or space sciences are qualified. Students must be enrolled in a full-time Ph.D. or doctoral programme and have finished at least one year of that programme at the time the application is submitted, or they must have earned a master’s degree in a discipline related to aerospace. Candidates must not complete their doctorate or Ph.D. programme prior to April 2025. Please take note that the Fellowship does not apply to post-doctoral research programmes. 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:

After reviewing the submissions, the Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship Committee recommends applicants to the Zonta International Board. The factors listed in the requirements portion of the application are used to evaluate each candidate. The evaluations’ full contents are kept secret, and candidates are not given access to them. By the end of April, all candidates will be informed of their results.

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