Amelia Earhart Fellowships for Women

Zonta International
PhD Degree

Deadline: 15 Nov 2021 (annual)
Study in: Any Country
Course starts 2022

Brief description:

Established in 1938 in honor of famed pilot and Zontian, Amelia Earhart, the Amelia Earhart Fellowship is awarded annually to 35 women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace engineering or space sciences at any university or college offering accredited post-graduate courses and degrees in these fields.

Host Institution(s):

Any university or college offering accredited post-graduate courses and degrees in the eligible fields.

Level/Field(s) of study:

Ph.D./doctoral degrees in  aerospace engineering or space sciences. Please note that post-doctoral research programs are not eligible for the Fellowship.

Number of Scholarships:


Target group:

Women of any nationality

Scholarship value/duration:

The fellowship is worth US$10,000.  Note that previous Amelia Earhart Fellows are not eligible to apply to renew the Fellowship for a second year.


Women of any nationality pursuing a Ph.D./doctoral degree who demonstrate a superior academic record in the field of aerospace engineering or space sciences are eligible. Applicants must be egistered 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 2023.

Members and employees (and their family members) of Zonta International or the Zonta International Foundation are also not eligible to apply for the Fellowship.

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

Applications for the 2022 Fellowships must be received by 15 November 2021 to be considered. It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


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