Jacob K. Javits Fellowship


The Jacob K. Javits fellowship program provides financial assistance to students who have demonstrated: 1. superior academic ability and achievement; 2. exceptional promise; 3. financial need to undertake graduate study leading to a doctoral degree or a master's degree in which the master's degree is the terminal highest degree in the selected field of study. Undergraduate students about to enter graduate school and graduate students who have not yet completed their first year of graduate study and who intend to pursue a doctoral or master's degree, if the master's degree is the terminal or highest degree awarded in an approved field, may apply. Fellowships are available for study in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.


Graduating seniors and first-year grad students in PhD or MFA programs in the humanities, social sciences, or arts, who will be eligible for government financial aid. Must be U.S. citizens or nationals, permanent residents of the U.S., or citizens of any one of the Freely Associated States.

Award Amount

The fellowship consists of an institutional payment (accepted by the institution of higher education in lieu of all tuition and fees for the fellow) of around $30,000 and a stipend (based on the fellow's financial need as determined by the measurements of the Federal Student Assistance Processing System) of around $13,700.