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For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice.
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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).
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number:
8 4. 170A.
Applications for grants under this program must be submitted in paper format by mail or hand delivery.
Address to Request Application Package:
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 or Sara Starke, Jacob K.
Javits Fellowship Program, U. S. Department of Education, Teacher and Student Development Programs Service, 1990 K St., NW., room 6013, 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: