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FELLOWSHIP DESCRIPTION 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 35 women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace engineering and space sciences. 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 1,638 Amelia Earhart Fellowships, totaling more than US$10.6 million, to 1,209 women representing 73 countries. Our Fellows have gone on to become astronauts, aerospace engineers, astronomers, professors, geologists, business owners, heads of companies, even Secretary of the US Air Force. ELIGIBILITY Women of any nationality pursuing a Ph.D./doctoral degree who demonstrate a superior academic record conducting research applied to aerospace engineering or space sciences are eligible. It is imperative that students be registered 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 2022. 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 cohabiting 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 The Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship Committee reviews the applications and recommends recipients to the Zonta International Board. All applicants are evaluated on the criteria stated in the requirements section of the application. All details of the evaluations are kept confidential; evaluations are not disclosed to applicants. All applicants will be notified of their status by the end of April. Apply Now DEADLINE The 2021 Amelia Earhart Fellowship application deadline is 15 November 2020. Hard copy and email applications will not be accepted. FUNDING Amelia Earhart Fellowships are made possible by generous contributions to the Zonta International Foundation Amelia Earhart Fellowship Fund. FELLOWS 2020 Amelia Earhart Fellows | PDF 2020 Amelia Earhart Fellows’s Bios | PDF Katiyayni Balachandran, Canada Akanksha Baranwal, India Elizabeth Benitez, United States Anne Bennett, United States Valerie Bernstein, United States Sriramya Bhamidipati, India Celia Chari, Spain and Canada Laura Chaves, Colombia Ellen Czaplinski, United States Anabel del Val, Spain Airin Dutta, India Beatrice Fragge, Germany Anushka Goyal, India Annika Gustafsson, United States and Sweden Sarzina Hossain, Bangladesh Donna Jennings, United States Ashwini Karmarkar, India Yaeji Kim, South Korea Solène Kojtych, France Sarah Li, Canada Erica Luzzi, Italy Rong Ma, China, PR Lisa Meyer, Germany Rachel Morgan, United States Shaylah Mutschler, United States Cody Paige, Canada Margherita Piccinin, Italy Jennifer Pouplin, France Annika Rollock, United States and Canada Sneha Sanjeevini, India Sarah Stirrat, United Kingdom Suria-Devi Subiah, South Africa Cecily Sunday, United States Joana Voigt, Germany Shuming Wu, China, PR QUESTIONS If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information please open this link https://www.zonta.org/Web/Our_Programs/Education/Amelia_Earhart_Fellowship/Web/Programs/Education/Amelia_Earhart_Fellowship.aspx?hkey=87230eef-bcc2-4e78-97bc-97f0cdd281ac
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