M. Hildred Blewett Fellowship

June 3, 2025
Awards Available: Varies

Scholarship Description

The M. Hildred Blewett Fellowship is offered to female students to enable women to return to physics research careers after having had to interrupt those careers. The fellowship consists of a one-year award. Allowed expenses include dependent care (limited to 50% of the award), salary, travel, equipment, and tuition and fees. Overhead charges by the institution are not allowed. To be eligible, applicants must: have completed work toward a Ph.D.; provide written proof from a U.S. or Canadian institution that the applicant will have institutional affiliation during the tenure of the grant; and be a U.S. or Canadian citizen or legal resident, or resident alien eligible to work in the United States or Canada.

In selecting fellowship recipients, the following criteria will be considered: qualifications of the applicant; the status of career before their break; steps the applicant has taken to return to physics research; the relationship of the applicant to the research community; the relationship of the project and award to future plans; scholarly significance of the project; and the quality and feasibility of the project design and timeline. In addition to completing the application, applicants must also arrange for 1-3 recommendation letters (one of which may be from a designated mentor, must be uploaded through the application portal by person coordinating recommendation letter), and a letter of institutional support during the tenure of the grant.

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