Amelia Earhart Fellowships for Women

Zonta International
PhD Degree

Deadline: 15 Nov 2016 (Annual)
Study in: Any Country
Course starts 2017 

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-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering 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. See the list of Universities/Colleges/ Institutions by Country where Fellows attended.

Field(s) of study:

PhD/doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering. 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-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering are eligible. Applicants must be registered in a full-time Ph.D./doctoral program when funds are received in September and must not graduate before April 2018.

Members and employees 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 2017 Fellowships must be received or post-marked by 15 November 2016 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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