Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust - Fellowships

Eligibility Note:

The fellowship is for one academic year and may not be renewed or postponed. Only candidates for the PhD who will defend their dissertation in or about June 2019 are eligible for consideration for a 2018-2019 fellowship. Study must be carried out only in the United States and all funds must be expended only within the U.S.

The Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust was established in 1954 by the late Dr. Theodore von Karman, world renowned aeronautics expert and teacher and first director of the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, in memory of his sister, Josephine, who died in 1951. The purpose of this fellowship program is to recognize and assist students whose scholastic achievements reflect Professor von Karman’s high standards. DeKarman fellowships are open to students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university or college located within the United States.

Potential applicants should note that the competition for DeKarman fellowships is extreme. For the 2017-2018 cycle, the committee reviewed 375 applications and awarded eight (8) fellowships. To be competitive, graduate applicants should have outstanding letters of recommendation, significant publications, and have completed several chapters of the dissertation at the time of application. Undergraduate applicants should have exceptional recommendations and grades plus a compelling record of original research or scholarship. Although the competition is open to students from any US university or college, the vast majority of awards go to students at top-tier schools.

Last Updated On: 2017-11-09

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