American Association of University Women Fellowships and Grants

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Wednesday, 15 November 2023

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a non-profit organization that advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research. Since 1888, AAUW has been one of the largest funders of women’s graduate education, investing in women who go on to change the world. They are providing more than $6 million in funding to 285 fellows and grantees in the 2023-24 award year. The following are currently available fellowships and grants – all with November 15th  deadlines:

American Fellowships , $8,000 to $50,000: Supports women scholars who are pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full time, or preparing research for publication for eight consecutive weeks. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.  

Career Development Grants , $2,000 to $20,000: Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents whose last degree was received before June 30, 2016. Funds are available for tuition, fees, books, supplies, local transportation and dependent care. Funds are not available for doctorate-level work.  

Community Action Grants , $3,000 to $10,000: Provides funding to individuals, AAUW branches and AAUW state organizations, as well as community-based nonprofits for programs that promote education and equity for women and girls. 

International Fellowships , $20,000 to $50,000: Awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not US citizens or permanent residents. Both grad and post-grad studies at accredited US institutions are supported. 

International Project Grants , $3,000 to $10,000: Awards grants to International Fellowship alumnae who have returned home after successfully completing the course of study for which they received funding to build on their academic work and implement community-based projects that will improve the lives of women and girls. 

Research Publication Grants in Engineering, Medicine and Science , $10,000 to $35,000: Help women overcome barriers by funding research projects that will culminate in scholarly publications. The grantee must publish their research in a scholarly publication and be listed as a primary author. 

Selected Professions Fellowships , $20,000: These are awarded for the following master’s programs: architecture, computer/information sciences, engineering, mathematics/statistics.  Fellowships in the following degree programs are restricted to women of color, who have been underrepresented in these fields: Master’s in business administration, Law, doctorate in medicine. 

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