[URBANTH-L]FUNDING: Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program
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Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program
(Federal Register: August 21, 2009 [CFDA# 84.170A])
Purpose of Program: The purpose of the Jacob K. Javits (JKJ) Fellowship
Program is to award fellowships to eligible students of superior ability,
selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and
exceptional promise, to undertake graduate study in specific fields in the
arts, humanities, and social sciences leading to a doctoral degree or to a
master's degree in those fields in which the master's degree is the terminal
highest degree awarded to the selected field of study at accredited
institutions of higher education. The selected fields in the arts are:
creative writing, music performance, music theory, music composition, music
literature, studio arts (including photography), television, film,
cinematography, theater arts, playwriting, screenwriting, acting, and dance.
The selected fields in the humanities are: art history (including
architectural history), archeology, area studies, classics, comparative
literature, English language and literature, folklore, folk life, foreign
languages and literature, history, linguistics, philosophy, religion
(excluding study of religious vocation), speech, rhetoric, and debate. The
selected fields in the social sciences are: anthropology, communications and
media, economics, ethnic and cultural studies, geography, political science,
psychology (excluding clinical psychology), public policy and public
administration, and sociology (excluding the master's and doctoral degrees
in social work).
Applications Available: August 21, 2009.
Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: October 5, 2009.
Deadline for Transmittal of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA): January 31, 2010.
Eligible Applicants: Individuals who, at the time of application: are
eligible to receive a Federal grant, loan or work assistance pursuant to
section 484 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA); intend to
pursue a doctoral or Master of Fine Arts degree in an eligible field of
study selected by the Board at an accredited U.S. institution of higher
education; and are a U.S. citizen or national, a permanent resident of the
United States, in the United States for other than a temporary purpose and
intending to become a permanent resident, or a citizen of any one of the
Freely Associated States. Applicants must also either: be entering into a
doctoral program in academic year 2010-2011, or have not yet completed the
first full year in the doctoral program, in an eligible field of study for
which they are seeking support; or be entering a Master of Fine Arts program
in academic year 2010- 2011, or have not yet completed the first full year
in the Master of Fine Arts program, in an eligible field of study for which
they are seeking support.
Estimated Available Funds: $1,181,385 for new awards.
Estimated Average Size of Awards: $43,755.
Estimated Number of Awards: 27.
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