The Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program assists students who undertake graduate study in selected fields of the arts, humanities, and social sciences leading to a doctoral degree, or to a master’s degree where the master’s degree is the terminal degree awarded in the selected field of study. History and non-American history are both eligible fields of study for this fellowship. Students must demonstrate (1) superior ability and achievement, (2) exceptional promise, and (3) financial need. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals, permanent residents of the U.S., or citizens of any one of the Freely Associated States. Awards are made for one year and are renewable for three additional years contingent upon the student making satisfactory progress toward the degree and continued congressional funding for the program. In 2006 there were 192 continuing fellowships and 60 new fellowships, with a maximum award amount for an individual fellowship of $42,224. The deadline for the 2007 competition will be sometime this fall. Visit the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship program page for updates and more information.