Amelia Earhart Fellowship Award Program
To assist the future of women in aerospace and other aerospace-related sciences and engineering, Zonta International established the Amelia Earhart Fellowship in 1938 in honour of legendary pilot and Zontian, Amelia Earhart. Today, the Fellowship of US$10,000 is awarded annually to up to 30 talented women, pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering around the globe.
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 and encouraged to apply. For a full list of the eligibility and application requirements, please refer to the application.
Since the program’s inception in 1938, Zonta has awarded 1,573 Amelia Earhart Fellowships, totaling more than US$10 million, to 1,144 women representing 73 countries.
AMELIA EARHART FELLOWSHIP AWARD PROGRAM
Zonta International, through its foundation, is awarding Amelia Earhart Fellowships to outstanding women pursuing graduate degrees in aerospace-related sciences and engineering for the upcoming academic year. Chosen from applicants worldwide, this prestigious award is given to the women graduate students exhibiting the most promise in advancing the field of aerospace and engineering. Past recipients are from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Lebanon, P.R. China, South Korea, Spain, Netherlands, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the USA.
Zonta International is proud to honor these women as part of the legacy of Amelia Earhart, a famous air pioneer in the 1920s and 1930s and a member of Zonta International. By her example, Amelia Earhart encouraged women to expand their horizons by exploring occupations and holding positions beyond those traditionally held by women. By supporting the Amelia Earhart Fellowships, Zonta International encourages women to enter the aerospace-related fields and keep the Earhart legacy alive.
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Information on The Fellowship, who is eligible, what are the requirements and how to apply.
AMELIA EARHART FELLOWSHIP AWARD PROGRAM BROCHURE
AMELIA EARHART FELLOWSHIP AWARD PROGRAM Resources
AE Fellowship Statistics and Program Overview
Amelia Earhart Fellows of 2022
These are the 30 exceptional women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-applied sciences or engineering.
Amelia Earhart Fellows Bios of 2022
The bios of the 30 exceptional women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-applied sciences or engineering are from 15 countries and studying fields as diverse as aerospace, gas turbine aerodynamics, space robotics and mechanical engineering.
List of University/Colleges/Institutes by Country Where Fellows Attended
2023 AE Presentation
ZI July 2021 PDF
Let’s Shrink the Gender Gap in Aerospace.
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