Josephine De Karman Fellowship Trust

Fellowship Information


The Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust was established in 1954 by the late Dr. Theodore von Karman, 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 died in 1951. The purpose of this fellowship program is to recognize and assist students whose scholastic achievements reflect professor von Karman’s high standards. These fellowships support the final undergraduate year or year of dissertation defense.

Who Should Apply:

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. Special consideration will be given to applicants in the Humanities. Supports the final undergraduate year or the year of the dissertation defense.

Fellowship Benefits:

The fellowships will be paid directly through the fellowship office of the university in which the successful candidate is enrolled for study in the United States. One half will be paid in September and one half the following February.

Program Duration:

1 academic year

Number & Amount Available:

Minimum of 10 awards. $14,000 for undergraduates. $22,000 for graduate students.

Citizenship Requirements:
non-USA w/greencard
STEM Fields Only:

Student Information

Required GPA:
Academic Level:


Initial Deadline:
January 31st
NC State Campus Deadline:


National Deadline:
Postmarked no later than midnight, January 31st