Congratulations to AAUW’s 2016–17 Fellowships and Grants Awardees!

AAUW fellows and grantees
April 15, 2016

AAUW is excited to announce more than $3.7 million in funding for fellows and grantees in the 2016–17 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 2016–17 award year kicks off on July 1, 2016, 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 e-mail on April 15, 2016. Community Action Grant applicants will receive their notification May 1, 2016. For questions about your status, please e-mail

Decisions are out. Now what?

Related Resources

The first Western ACA American Fellowship recipient, Ida Street.

Following the Fellows

From award-winning authors to international change makers, see whose footsteps this year’s class will follow.

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.

Group of children presenters in a green classroom.

AAUW Change-Makers to Watch in 2016

Here are eight fellows and grantees to keep our eyes on in 2016 and beyond — just remember you heard about them here first!

Lesley Perry By:   |   April 15, 2016