Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program

Approximately 60 Javits Fellowships are awarded by the US Department of Education to students of superior academic ability and with demonstrated financial need for the purposes of study at the doctoral or master’s of fine arts level in selected fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences. An institutional payment and stipend. The institutional payment is accepted by the fellow’s graduate institution in lieu of tuition and fees (in 2007, $12, 627). The stipend is based on the fellow’s financial need (maximum award in 2007 was $30,000) and may be awarded for up to 48 months. To be eligible, you must be a US citizen or permanent resident in one of the selected fields in arts, humanities, or social sciences who has not yet completed the first full year of study for a doctoral program (or master’s program if that is terminal degree for specific field) and is eligible to receive financial aid (according to HEA of 1965, section 484).

Application is due early October. Applicants are then required to submit their FAFSA by January 31. Application materials include a statement of purpose, academic transcripts, scholarly awards/honors, supporting arts and materials for applicable fields, GRE scores for applicable fields, and three recommendation letters. All materials must be included in one package for submission, no exceptions. The ONSF does not currently maintain a campus-based application process for this fellowship, but all students interested in applying are encouraged to work with the ONSF throughout the process.