Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program
Note: The 2012-2013 Javits fellowship program has been cancelled due to Congressional budget cuts. The following information on the 2011-2012 program is provided here for informational purposes only.
The program funds PhD study in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
Awards are made for one year, and are renewable for three additional years contingent upon the student making satisfactory progress toward the degree and continued Congressional funding for the program. Aplicants must show financial need.
Eligibility and Qualifications
The fellowship competition is open to graduating seniors, recent graduates not yet enrolled, and those enrolled in but not yet completing their first full year of graduate study. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals, permanent residents of the U.S., or citizens of any one of the Freely Associated States.
Application Procedures and Selection Criteria
Eligible applications will be read and rated by panels of scholars and academics in the arts, humanities, and social sciences on the basis of demonstrated scholarly achievements and exceptional promise. The second part of an applicant’s assessment is a determination of financial need.
A completed application consists of :
- Applicant Information Sheet
- Transcripts of all institutions attended
- GRE scores (required for many subject areas)
- Two-page statement of purpose
- Three letters of recommendation
- Certification of Eligibility form
- Portfolio materials (for artists)
Applicants must also file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by January 31.
Applications materials are available in September or late August. Completed applications must be received in first week of October. The FAFSA must be completed by January 31. Applicants are notified of the fellowship results no later than March 1. Fellowship recipients begin their study in the following fall; Javits fellowships cannot be deferred.
Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships
The ARCH, 3601 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6224