Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program–Program has been suspended indefinitely
(Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences only)
Description: The Jacob K. Javits Fellowship program provides fellowships to students of superior academic ability—selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise—to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in selected fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences.
Term: Up to 48 months of support with the expectation of achieving a PhD or MFA.
Amount of support: The fellowship consists of an institutional payment and a stipend. In fiscal year 2009, the institutional payment was $13,552 and the maximum stipend was $30,000.
Number of Scholarships: Varies, 27 in 2010.
- Undergraduate students about to enter graduate school and graduate students who have not yet completed their first year of graduate study and who intend to pursue a doctoral or master’s degree, if the master’s degree is the terminal or highest degree awarded in an approved field, may apply.
- U.S. citizens or nationals, permanent residents of the U.S., or citizens of any one of the Freely Associated States.
- Applicants must be eligible to be accepted to or currently attending a graduate program leading to a doctorate or a terminal master’s degree in an eligible field of study at an institution of higher education approved by an accrediting agency recognized by the Secretary of the Department of Education. Applicants attending a foreign institution are ineligible..
- Individuals who, as Javits fellows, will be eligible to receive any grant, loan, or work assistance pursuant to Section 484 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. Students who have already received a Javits fellowship in previous years are not eligible.
- Eligibility is limited to students in the arts, humanities, and social sciences fields.
Application Procedures: The Javits Fellowship application must be submitted in hardcopy only. A complete application package must contain: applicant information, transcripts, graduate record examination scores, personal statement, three letters of recommendation, and certifications and assurances. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required as part of the application for a Javits fellowship in order to complete the financial needs calculation.