Amelia Earhart Fellowship of Zonta International for Women 2024

Fellowship in Engineering , in Technology
  • United States, United States
  • Apply Before : November 15, 2023

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 220944
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Fields of study Aerospace Engineering and Space Sciences
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Gender Female
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

Applications are open for the 2024 Amelia Earhart Fellowship of Zonta International for Women. In 1938, the Amelia Earhart Fellowship was founded in honor of the renowned Zontian pilot Amelia Earhart. Up to 30 women pursuing PhD degrees in aerospace engineering and space sciences will receive the US$10,000 Fellowship annually. Fellows can use the amount at any university or college offering accredited post-graduate courses and degrees in the mentioned fields.

Zonta has given 1,734 Amelia Earhart Fellowships, worth more than US$11.6 million, to 1,305 women from 77 countries since the program’s founding in 1938.

Approximately 25% of workers worldwide are women in the aerospace sector. Zonta International presents the Amelia Earhart Fellowship to fulfill its purpose that women have equal access to resources and are represented in decision-making positions alongside men.

Key Details

Application Deadline: 15 November 2023 (11:59 p.m. CET)

Application Outcome: At the End of April 2024

Organizer: Zonta International

Target Group: Women

Eligible Countries: All

Field: Aerospace Engineering and Space Sciences

Benefits of the Amelia Earhart Fellowship

  • Up to 30 women pursuing PhD degrees in aerospace engineering and space sciences will receive the US$10,000 Fellowship annually.
  • Women fellows can use this amount to cover their tuition, books, fees, and living expenses, including room, board, or travel.
  • The payment plan is from September to October and is subject to US sanctions.

Eligibility Criteria

All applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Women from all countries are eligible to apply for the Fellowship.
  • They should have enrolled full-time in a Ph.D. program in space sciences or aeronautical engineering.
  • The Ph.D. or doctoral program shall not be completed before the applicant before April 2025. Please be aware that the Fellowship is not available for post-doctoral research programs.
  • To qualify for the Fellowship, an exceptional academic record is required. It implies that a person needs to have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (or above).
  • Renewing the Fellowship for a second year is not open to previous Amelia Earhart Fellows.
  • Post-doctoral research program students cannot apply for the Fellowship

Selection Process

After reviewing the submissions, the Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship Committee recommends applicants to the Zonta International Board.

Every candidate is assessed based on the standards listed in the application’s requirements section. Evaluations are not shared with applicants; all their information is kept private. All candidates will receive word on their status by the end of April.

Required Info/Documents:

Please prepare and submit these application documents:

  • Study plan
  • Biographical information
  • Transcripts of all previous degrees with English translation
  • List of prior fellowships, scholarships, or awards (if any)
  • Three publication lists
  • Employment history (if any)
  • Essay on professional goals and academic program
  • Three recommendation letters from professors
  • Current enrollment verification or official statement from Zonta International

Note: All non-English documents should have English translations.

How to Apply for the Amelia Earhart Fellowship?

Applicants can submit their application online by entering the following link:


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Read more about the Amelia Earhart Fellowship on the official website of Zonta International.


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