Amelia Earhart Zonta International 2022 Fellowship for Women in Engineering

The 2022 Amelia Earhart Zonta International Fellowship application is currently ongoing.

Women make up about a quarter of the workforce in the aerospace industry worldwide. Zonta International offers the Amelia Earhart Fellowship in order to carry out its mission of ensuring that women have equal access to all resources and who represent them in decision-making positions with men.

The Amelia Earhart Fellowship was founded in 1938 in honor of Amelia Earhart, a famous pilot, and Zontian. Up to 35 women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace engineering and space sciences will receive stipends for Fellowship each year. It can be used at any accredited university or college that offers post-graduate courses and degrees in these fields.


  • The fellowship awards US$10,000 annually
  • The Fellowship enables these women to invest in state-of-the-art computers to conduct their research, purchase expensive books and resource materials, and participate in specialized studies around the globe.
  • Amelia Earhart Fellows have gone on to become astronauts, aerospace engineers, astronomers, professors, geologists, business owners, heads of companies, even Secretary of the US Air Force.


  • Women of any nationality pursuing a Ph.D./doctoral degree who demonstrate a superior academic record in the field of aerospace-applied sciences or aerospace-applied engineering are eligible.
  • Students must be registered in a full-time Ph.D./doctoral program and 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 2023.
  • Please note that post-doctoral research programs are not eligible for the Fellowship.
  • Members and employees of Zonta International or the Zonta International Foundation are also not eligible to apply for the Fellowship.
  • Note that previous Amelia Earhart Fellows are not eligible to apply to renew the Fellowship for a second year.
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Application Process

Applications must include the following Documents

  • Complete application form
  • CV/Resume
  • Educational certificate.

To apply for the Amelia Earhart Zonta International Fellowship, click here.

Deadline: November 15, 2021.

For more information, visit the official site.

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