Jacob K. Javits Fellowship
This 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.
A board establishes the general policies for the program, selects the fields in which fellowships are to be awarded, and appoints distinguished panels to select fellows.
The Department of Education awards fellowships in selected fields of study of the arts, humanities and social sciences.
Panels of experts appointed by the Javits Fellowship Board (Board) select fellows according to criteria established by the Board. Students must demonstrate financial need by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The selected fields of study supported by the Javits Fellowship Program are available for your review.
Subject to the availability of funds, a fellow receives the Javits fellowship annually for up to the lesser of 48 months or the completion of their degree. The fellowship consists of an institutional payment (accepted by the institution of higher education in lieu of all tuition and fees for the fellow) and a stipend (based on the fellow’s financial need as determined by the measurements of the Federal Student Assistance Processing System. In fiscal year 2010, the maximum stipend was $30,000, and the institutional payment was $13,755. In fiscal year 2011, the maximum stipend will be $30,000 and the institutional payment is estimated to be $13,755.