Amelia Earhart (AE) Fellowship for Women in Science & Engineering 2018

Amelia Earhart (AE) Fellowship for Women in Science & Engineering 2018

Deadline: November 15, 2017

Call for application is ongoing for the Amelia Earhart (AE) Fellowship for Women in Science & Engineering 2018. The Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship were established in 1938 in honor of Amelia Earhart, famed pilot and Zonta club member. The Amelia Earhart Fellowships are awarded annually to women pursuing a Ph.D/doctoral degree in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering.

Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. They envision a world in which women’s rights are recognized as human rights and every woman is able to achieve her full potential. In such a world, women have access to all resources and are represented in decision making positions on an equal basis with men. In such a world, no woman lives in fear of violence.


  • Fellows receive the US$10,000 fellowship that may be used for tuition, books and fees, or living expenses (room, board or travel)


Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Be registered in a full-time PhD/Doctoral program in a qualifying area of science or engineering closely related to advanced studies in aerospace-related science or aerospace-related engineering and completed at least one year of that program or have received a master’s degree in an aerospace-related field at the time the application is submitted. A verification of current enrollment must be submitted with the application;
  • Demonstrate a superior academic record at a recognized university or college with accredited courses in aerospace-related studies as verified by official transcripts and recommendations. In programs where graduate transcripts are not provided as a matter of institutional policy, please provide a statement of that policy from the registrar or the other school official;
  • Provide evidence of a well-defined research program in aerospace-related science or aerospace-related engineering as described in the application essay (in general scientific terms), the academic documents (reference, transcripts, verification of enrollment) and the list of publications (Note: please do not attach publications; citing the references is sufficient)
  • Clearly demonstrate the relationship of the research to aerospace and furnish the verification of research program through at least one of the reference letters required with the application. The thesis supervisor or advisor and a university professor must each be one of the referees;
  • Applicant must be registered in a full-time PhD/Doctoral program by November 15, 2018 and must not graduate before April 2019.


Complete an official application in English and include:

  • Biographical information;
  • Plans for intended study;
  • List and include official detailed transcripts of grades from all universities/colleges attended, including undergraduate institutions and degrees received (links from universities containing electronic transcripts will not be accepted);
  • List and include translated transcripts in English of all grades from all universities/colleges/institutions attended;
  • List scholarships, fellowships and honors received, if any;
  • List previous publications, if any (please do not attach publications)
  • Employment history, if any;
  • Essay on academic program and professional goals – applicant should describe, in general scientific terms, a well-defined research program for her Ph.D/Doctoral studies;
  • Three recommendations from professors (or supervisors); one of the recommendations must be from a thesis supervisor or advisor and one from university professor;
  • Use the provided recommendation waiver form if professor or supervisor is submitting recommendation via email;
  • Verification of Current Enrollment form from the university/college registrar (see page 9 of application);
  • All non-English documents must be translated into English to be considered;
  • Information other than official transcripts and recommendations must be limited to the space provided; attachments, articles, pamphlets, books, curriculum vitae or other publications are not requested and will not be considered.

Applications are accepted by email or regular mail; however, email submissions are preferred. Applications submitted by email to [email protected] must be signed and sent as a PDF.

For more information, visit Amelia Earhart Fellowship.