AAUW Awards $3.7 Million in Fellowships and Grants for 2011–12 Academic Year

July 28, 2011


Katie Broendel, broendelk@aauw.org

Lisa Goodnight, goodnightl@aauw.org


Since 1888, AAUW Has Provided More Than $90 Million to 11,000 Fellows, Grantees

WASHINGTON – The American Association of University Women (AAUW) will award $3.7 million in school year 2011–12 in support of 239 scholars, research projects, and programs promoting education and equity for women and girls. Since awarding its first fellowship in 1888, AAUW has provided more than $90 million to more than 11,000 fellows and grantees from around the globe.

“AAUW’s tradition of awarding monetary support to worthy candidates dates back to a time when institutions blatantly discriminated against women and the prevailing thought was that women did not belong in the nation’s colleges and universities. Our founding leaders rejected that notion and vowed to help those who would follow them. The end result is one of our nation’s greatest success stories of women helping women,” said AAUW Executive Director Linda D. Hallman, CAE.

The 2011–12 fellows and grantees join a prestigious circle that includes trailblazers such as Nobel Prize-winning scientist Marie Curie and novelist Susan Sontag. It also includes many of today’s leading thinkers and innovators, such as youth expert and author Rosalind Wiseman, economist Heather Boushey, and social entrepreneur Jane Chen. To find out more about this year’s exceptional class of awardees, view the online directory of 2011–12 fellows and grantees when it goes live on the AAUW website on August 1.

“Each year, I am impressed by the outstanding level of quality of our fellows and grantees. This group is no exception,” said Gloria Blackwell, AAUW director of fellowships, grants, and international programs. “The AAUW fellowship and grant program is a living testimony of the inspiring generosity of our members and donors, whose contributions allow us to offer one of the largest funding pools available exclusively for graduate-level women.”

This year, AAUW awarded

    • 47 Career Development Grants
    • 27 Community Action Grants
    • 22 Selected Professions Fellowships
    • 88 American Fellowships
    • 49 International Fellowships
    • 5 International Project Grants
    • 1 Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award

To reach an award recipient, contact AAUW at 202/728-7602 or fellowships@aauw.org.

To apply for an AAUW fellowship or grant, visit www.aauw.org/education/fga. For application questions, contact aauw@act.org.


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