Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program CFDA Number: 84.170A

Each funding opportunity description is a synopsis of information in the Federal Register application notice.

For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice.

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http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/index.html.Please review the official application notice for pre-application and application requirements, application submission information, performance measures, priorities and program contact information.

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 in 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, foreign languages that are less commonly taught as follows:
Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Indic family (including Hindi, Urdu, Sinhala, Bengali, Nepali, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati, Oriya, Assamese); Iranian family (including Dari, Farsi, Tajiki, Kurdish, Pashto, Balochi); and Turkic family (including Turkish, Azerbaijani/Azeri, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Turkmen, Uzbek, Uyghur), 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, criminology, 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).

Program Authority:
20 U.S.C.

1134-1134d.Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number:
8 4. 170A.You can obtain an application package via the Internet or from the Department.

To obtain a copy via the Internet, use the following address for the JKJ Fellowship Program Web site:

To obtain a copy from the Department, write, fax, or call the following:
Carmen Gordon, Jacob K.

Javits Fellowship Program, U. S. Department of Education, Teacher and Student Development Programs Service, 1990 K St., NW., room 6089, Washington, DC 20006-852 4. Telephone:
(202) 502-7542 or by e-mail:

The FAFSA can be obtained from the institution of higher education's financial aid office or accessed at:
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Javits Fellowships

Department of Education

Agency: Department of Education


Estimated Funding: $1,861,599

Who's Eligible

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program CFDA Number: 84.170A; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2009

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible Applicants: Individuals who at the time of application: (1) will be entering a doctoral program in academic year 2009-2010 or who, at the time of application, have not yet completed their first full year of study in the doctoral program for which they are seeking support; (2) will be entering a Master of Fine Arts program in academic year 2009-2010 in which the master's degree is the terminal highest degree awarded in the selected field of study; (3) are eligible to receive grant, loan, or work assistance pursuant to Section 484 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA); and (4) intend to pursue a doctoral or master's degree in fields selected by the JKJ Fellowship Board at accredited U. S. institutions of higher education.

To be eligible to receive a JKJ Fellowship, an individual must be a citizen or national of the United States, 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.

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