Josephine De Kármán Fellowship, US

Deadline: 31 January 2011
Open to: (also international) undergraduate and PhD students, who are currently enrolled in a university or college located in the US
Fellowship: $22,000 for graduate students and $14,000 for undergraduate students

The Josephine De Kármán Fellowship Trust was established in 1954 by the late Dr. Theodore von Kármán, 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 passed away in 1951. The purpose of this Fellowship program is to recognize and assist students whose scholastic achievements reflect Professor von Kármán’s high standards.

A minimum of ten (10) 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. Study must be carried out only in the and all funds must be expended only within this country.


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. Only candidates for the PhD who will defend their dissertations by June 2012 and undergraduates entering their senior year (will receive bachelors degree in June 2012) are eligible for consideration. Postdoctoral and masters degree students are not eligible for consideration. Special consideration will be given to applicants in the Humanities.

Application Process

Applications are available here. If you wish to receive an application in the mail, submit your request via the website or send your request to P.O. Box 3389, San Dimas, CA 91773.

Complete applications, including official transcripts of applicant’s graduate and undergraduate studies at institutions in the United States and and two letters of recommendation, must be received by the fellowship committee IN ONE PACKAGE postmarked no later than midnight, January 31, 2011. Late applications will not be considered.


Judy McClain,
Fellowship Secretary Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust P.O. Box 3389
San Dimas, CA 91773

The official webpage.

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