Amelia Earhart Fellowships for International Women Applicants in Aerospace Sciences & Engineering, 2014

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Zonta International Foundation offers Amelia Earhart fellowships for international women applicants in the field of aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering. Fellowships are available for pursuing advanced studies. Applicants must be registered in a full-time Ph.D./doctoral program when funds are received in September and will not graduate before April 2015.  The fellowship of US$10,000 is awarded to 35 fellows around the globe each year, may be used at any university or college offering accredited post-graduate courses and degrees in these fields. The application deadline is 15th November 2013.

Study Subject(s): Fellowships are provided in the field of aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering.
Course Level: Fellowships are available to women registered in a full-time Ph.D./doctoral program for pursuing pursuing advanced studies.
Scholarship Provider: Zonta International Foundation
Scholarship can be taken at: Anywhere (For domestic and foreign recipients studying  in the US, Fellowship funds used for tuition, books, fees, supplies or required equipment for the program of study are not considered taxable income.

Eligibility: 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. Post-doctoral research programs are not eligible for the Fellowship. Members and employees of Zonta International or the Zonta International Foundation are also not eligible to apply for the Fellowship. Current fellows may apply to renew the Fellowship for a second year and will undergo the same application and evaluation procedures as first-time applicants. Applicants must be registered in a full-time Ph.D./doctoral program when funds are received in September and will not graduate before April 2015.

Scholarship Open for International Students: The students of any nationality can apply for these fellowships.

Scholarship Description: Established in 1938 in honor of famed pilot and Zontian, Amelia Earhart, the Amelia Earhart Fellowship Zontais awarded annually to women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering. The Fellowship of US$10,000, awarded to 35 Fellows around the globe each year, may be used at any university or college offering accredited post-graduate courses and degrees in these fields. For domestic and foreign recipients studying  in the US, Fellowship funds used for tuition, books, fees, supplies or required equipment for the program of study are not considered taxable income. Withholding taxes may be required on funds used for living expenses or other non qualified expenses, e.g. room, board or travel to conferences. The Amelia Earhart Fellowship program helps talented women, pursuing advanced studies in the typically male-dominated fields of aerospace-related sciences and engineering, achieve their educational goals. The Fellowship enables these women to invest in state-of-the-art computers to conduct their research, purchase expensive books and resource materials, and participate in specialized studies around the globe. Amelia Earhart Fellows have gone on to become astronauts, aerospace engineers, astronomers, professors, geologists, business owners, heads of companies, even Secretary of the US Air Force.

Number of award(s): 35 fellowships are offered.

Duration of award(s): The fellowships are granted annually. Current fellows may apply to renew the Fellowship for a second year and will undergo the same application and evaluation procedures as first-time applicants.

What does it cover? The Fellowship of US$10,000, awarded to 35 Fellows around the globe each year, may be used at any university or college offering accredited post-graduate courses and degrees in these fields.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: All applicants will be notified of their status by the end of April.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is by post and electronically. The Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship Committee reviews the applications and recommends recipients to the Zonta International Board of Directors. All applicants will be notified of their status by the end of April.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications for the 2014 fellowships must be received by 15 November 2013 to be considered. Applications that are incomplete or late due to postal delays will not be considered.

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