Josephine de Karman Fellowship

Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust

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Grant amount: US $14,000 - US $22,000

Anticipated deadline: Jan 31, 2020 12:00am PST

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student PhD Student

Funding uses: Fellowship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United States

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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 Karmans high standards.

Approximately eight (8) fellowships, $22,000 for graduate students and $14,000 for undergraduate students, will be awarded for the regular academic year (fall and spring semesters or the equivalent where the quarterly system prevails), paid through the fellowship office of the university in which the recipient is enrolled for study in the United States.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • 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.
    • Students who are not citizens of the United States may apply if they are already enrolled in a university located in the United States and if they will be in the United States by the July preceding the fall semester of the academic year for which they have enrolled.
  • Study must be carried out only in the United States and all funds must be expended only within this country.
  • 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 2018 and undergraduates entering their senior year (will receive bachelors degree in or about June 2018) are eligible for consideration for a 2017-2018 fellowship. 


  •   Special consideration will be given to applicants in the Humanities.


  • Postdoctoral and masters degree students are not eligible for consideration.
  • No university overhead may be applied to the fellowship award.