AAUW Fellowships and Grants 2017-18

AAUW Fellowships and Grants 2017-18

Deadlines: Varies with each grant/fellowships

Applications are invited for the AAUW grants and fellowships. One of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW is providing more than $3.7 million in funding for more than 241 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations. Due to the longstanding, generous contributions of AAUW members, a broader community of women continues to gain access to educational and economic opportunities — breaking through barriers so that all women have a fair chance.

Fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide range of disciplines and work to improve their schools and communities. Their intellect, dedication, imagination, and effort promise to forge new paths in scholarship, improve the quality of life for all, and tackle the educational and social barriers facing women worldwide.

Fellowships & Grants

  • Career Development Grants
    Who may apply: Women pursuing a certificate or degree to advance their careers, change careers, or reenter the workforce and whose bachelor’s degree was received at least five years before the award period
    Funding: $2,000–$12,000
    Deadline: December 15
  • American Fellowships
    Who may apply: Women pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full time, or preparing research for publication for eight consecutive weeks.
    Funding: $6,000–$30,000
    Deadline: November 15
  • Community Action Grants
    Who may apply: Individuals, AAUW branches and states, and nonprofit organizations to fund innovative programs or nondegree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls
    Funding:One-year grant, $2,000-$7,000 || Two-year grant, $5,000-$10,000
    Deadline: March 15

  • International Fellowships
    Who may apply: Women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents
    Funding: $18,000–$30,000
    Deadline: December 1

  • International Project Grants
    Who may apply: Alumnae of AAUW’s International Fellowships program who are living in their home countries and pursuing community-based projects to improve the social advancement and economic empowerment of women and girls
    Funding: $5,000–$7,000
    Deadline: January 15

  • Selected Professions Fellowships
    Who may apply: Women pursuing full-time study in a master’s or professional degree program in which women are underrepresented, including STEM, law, business, and medicine
    Funding: $5,000–$18,000
    Deadline: January 10

For more information, visit AAUW Grants & Fellowships