Congratulations to AAUW’s 2017–18 Fellowships and Grants Awardees!

AAUW fellows and grantees
April 14, 2017

AAUW is excited to announce 250 awards and more than $3.7 million in funding for fellows and grantees in the 2017–18 award year! This exceptional group of recipients will pursue academic work and lead innovative community projects to empower women and girls.

For more than 125 years, AAUW has been a leading source of funding for graduate women, providing more than $100 million in fellowships and grants to more than 12,000 women and nonprofit organizations in the United States and around the world.

The 2017–18 award year kicks off on July 1, 2017, with the release of our updated Fellowships and Grants Directory, where you can find out more about the remarkable women and organizations from your area! To learn more about AAUW’s fellowships and grants programs and past awardees, visit our fellowships and grants webpage, and read our Following the Fellows blog series.

Want to find out the status of your application?

Applicants received a notification of their status by email on April 14, 2017. For questions about your status, please email

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Keren Taylor with members of WriteGirls

Find a Fellow

Use our handy directory to find AAUW fellows and grantees recipients and the generous people who fund them.

A vintage image of a lecture hall filled with women students, with a professor teaching up front

100 Years of Sexism

Anthropologist and 1942–43 AAUW Fellow Elizabeth Colson remembers a time when female students at Radcliffe College were only allowed to use Harvard’s reference library if they stood.

Lesley Perry By:   |   April 14, 2017