Josephine de Karman Fellowship

Degree Level: Undergrad, or Graduate

Field of Study: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, or Arts & Humanities, or Social Sci., Business, Law, Education

Location: United States

Duration: One year

Deadlines: January. Please check website below for the specific date.


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 of application year and undergraduates entering their senior year (will receive bachelors degree in June) are eligible for consideration. Special consideration will be given to applicants in the Humanities.

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.

Visit the Josephine de Karman Fellowship site.

Award Details

Amount: Undergraduate award: $14,000; Graduate award: $22,000

Duration: One year

Fields of Study: Any, with preference given to humanities

Additional Qualifications: Must be in final year of either undergraduate program or Ph.D.