Javits Fellowship

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The Jacob K. Javits Fellowship fully funds tuition and fees and provides a stipend for up to four years of graduate study. This grant is designed to fund a MFA or PhD in specific fields in the humanities or social sciences. The amount of the award can range from $13,755 to $30,000. 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 MFA or PhD in an approved field, are eligible to apply. Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens. Twenty-percent of the fellowships shall be awarded in the social sciences, twenty-percent in the arts, and sixty-percent in the humanities. A minimum of sixty-percent of the awards shall be made to students who have no graduate credits. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required as part of the application for a Javits Fellowship in order to compute the financial need calculation. Applicants must submit the appropriate FAFSA, which will be available on January 1, no later than January 31. The application deadline for this fellowship is in early October. For more information, please visit the fellowship website and contact the Jacob K. Javits Fellowships Program by phone at 202-502-7542 or by e-mail at [email protected]. Also, you may call the Office of Merit Awards at 202-885-1854 to schedule an appointment with a Merit Awards advisor.

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