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  • Writer's pictureOmran Aburayya

2025 ZONTA Amelia Earhart Fellowship in Aerospace Engineering and Space Sciences

If you are a woman pursuing a PhD program in Aerospace Engineering or Space Sciences or already got your PhD degree and seeking a PostDoc fellowship in those fields, then you may consider the Amelia Earhart Fellowship offered by ZONTA INTERNATIONAL.

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 US$10,000 Fellowship is awarded annually to up to 30 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.


Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for Zonta International AMELIA Earhart Fellowship, the applicant has to meet all of the following criteria:

  • Women of any nationality pursuing a Ph.D./doctoral degree

  • Applicants who demonstrate a superior academic record conducting research applied to aerospace engineering or space sciences are eligible

  • Applicants must 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 2025.

  • Please note that post-doctoral research programs are not eligible for the Fellowship

  • Note that previous Amelia Earhart Fellows are not eligible to apply to renew the Fellowship for a second year.


Application Procedures

Qualified and interested candidates for Zonta International AMELIA Earhart Fellowship are expected to submit application online.

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.

Application Deadline: Applications will close when enough applications have been received





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