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HomePOSTDOC OPPORTUNITIESEmpowering Women in Aerospace: Apply Now for the Zonta Amelia Earhart Fellowship!

Empowering Women in Aerospace: Apply Now for the Zonta Amelia Earhart Fellowship!

Zonta International stands as a prominent global organization, uniting individuals in their collective effort to create a more equitable world for women and girls. The vision of Zonta International revolves around acknowledging women’s rights as fundamental human rights, empowering every woman to reach her fullest potential. This vision fosters a world where women gain access to all available resources and are equally represented in decision-making positions alongside men. In this world, the haunting specter of violence no longer looms over any woman, ensuring a life free from fear and insecurity. Zonta International is a global organization with over 28,000 members in nearly 1,200 Zonta clubs across 61 countries. The organization, celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019, is dedicated to empowerment and progressive change.

Introduction: Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship

This text introduces the Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship, a prestigious award offered by Zonta International to support women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace engineering and space sciences. The fellowship aims to increase women’s representation in the aerospace industry and provide equal access to resources and decision-making positions.

The Mission and History of the Fellowship

The Amelia Earhart Fellowship was established in 1938 in honor of Amelia Earhart, a renowned pilot and Zontian. The fellowship offers a monetary award of up to $10,000 and is granted annually to 30 deserving women in the aerospace field. It can be used at any accredited university or college offering post-graduate courses in aerospace engineering and space sciences. Over the years, Zonta International has awarded this fellowship to 1,305 women from 77 countries, totaling more than $11.6 million.

Eligibility and Requirements

To qualify for the Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship, applicants must be women of any nationality pursuing a Ph.D./doctoral degree in aerospace engineering or space sciences. They need to demonstrate a superior academic record and showcase research applied to these fields. Additionally, candidates must be registered in a full-time Ph.D./doctoral program and have completed at least one year of study, or hold a master’s degree in an aerospace-applied field at the time of application. It is essential not to graduate from the Ph.D. or doctoral program before April 2025, and post-doctoral research programs are not eligible for the fellowship. Certain individuals, such as Zonta International and Zonta Foundation for Women employees, club members, and their family members, are not eligible to apply.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates can apply for the fellowship through the Zonta International website at Zonta International. The application process requires candidates to submit their details and meet the specified criteria.

Evaluation Process and Notification

The Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship Committee reviews all applications and recommends deserving recipients to the Zonta International Board. The evaluation process remains confidential, and applicants are not privy to the details of their evaluations. All applicants will be notified of their status by the end of April.

Application Deadline

The deadline for submitting applications for the Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship is November 15, 2023. For further details, interested applicants can visit the Zonta International website.

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