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Josephine De Karman Fellowships in Humanities for International Students in USA

Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust is inviting applications for fellowship for the 2019 academic year. Fellowships are open to students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university or college located within the United States.

Eight fellowships, $22,000 for graduate students and $14,000 for undergraduate students, are awarded for one academic year and may not be renewed or postponed. Postdoctoral and masters degree students are not eligible for consideration.

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The application must be sent via a post by January 31, 2019.

Study Subject(s): De Karman fellowships are open to students in any discipline. Special consideration will be given to applicants in the Humanities.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing undergraduate and graduate studies in the USA. Postdoctoral and masters degree students are not eligible for consideration.
Scholarship Provider: Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust
The award can be taken at the USA

Eligibility:

  • DeKarman fellowships are open to students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university or college located within the United States.
  • Only candidates for the PhD who will defend their dissertation in or about June and undergraduates entering their senior year (will receive a bachelors degree in June 2020) are eligible for consideration.
  • Postdoctoral and masters degree students are not eligible for consideration.
  • Special consideration will be given to applicants in the Humanities.
  • Students who are not citizens of the United States may apply for a Josephine de Karman Fellowship if they are already enrolled in a university located in the United States and if they will be in the United States by the July preceding the fall semester of the academic year for which they have enrolled.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: US citizens and Non-US citizens (currently enrolled in a university or college located within the United States) are eligible for this De Karman fellowship.

Description: The Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust was established in 1954 by the late Dr. Theodore von Karman, world renowned aeronautics expert, and teacher and first director of the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, in memory of his sister, Josephine, who died in 1951. The purpose of this fellowship program is to recognize and assist students whose scholastic achievements reflect professor von Karman’s high standards.

Number of award(s): Approximately eight (8) fellowships are offered.

Duration of award (s): The fellowship is for one academic year and may not be renewed or postponed.

What does it cover? Approximately eight (8) fellowships, $22,000 for graduate students and $14,000 for undergraduate students, will be awarded for the regular academic year (fall and spring semesters or the equivalent where the quarterly system prevails), paid through the fellowship office of the university in which the recipient is enrolled for study in the United States. The study must be carried out only in the United States and all funds must be expended only within this country.

Selection Criteria: To be competitive, graduate applicants should have outstanding letters of recommendation, significant publications, and have completed several chapters of the dissertation at the time of application. Undergraduate applicants should have exceptional recommendations and grades plus a compelling record of original research or scholarship. Although the competition is open to students from any US university or college, the vast majority of awards go to students at top-tier schools.

How to Apply: Complete applications, including official transcripts of applicant’s graduate and undergraduate studies at institutions in the United States and Canada and two letters of recommendation, must be received by the fellowship committee in one package via post.

application Deadline: The deadline for applications is January 31, 2019. Late applications will not be considered.

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