AAUW Fellowships and Grants Tool Kit

AAUW provides more than $3.7 million in funding per year to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations. Member leaders can be ambassadors for the fellowships and grants programs to attract diverse candidates. Branches can also connect with local recipients to hold engaging programs, help recipients create strong networks, and support AAUW’s work. E-mail fellowships@aauw.org to request contact information.

Spread the Word about AAUW’s Fellowships & Grants Programs

AAUW is one of the world’s largest sources of funding for women, providing fellowships and grants through six highly competitive programs. Applications are available annually from August 1 through January 15 with varying deadlines. Share these programs and deadlines with your networks, and encourage women and  community organizations to apply for an AAUW fellowship or grant!

AAUW fellows and grantees are change makers in their communities. Energize your members in publicizing AAUW’s fellowships and grants.

Connect with a Recipient

  • Recipients make great speakers for your events, and many are eager to get involved in local branches. Use the online directory to view the full list of recipients and to locate recipients in your community. AAUW branch and state leaders can access the contact information for local recipients at the start of the award year. You may also e-mail fellowships@aauw.org to request contact information.
  • Once you know which recipients are in your community, read our Program in a Box for getting fellows and grantees involved in your branch.
  • AAUW’s alumnae community provides a space for fellows and grantees to engage with each other and with AAUW members. E-mail us to get in touch with a former fellow or grantee.
  • Are you a sponsor wanting to find out more about the fellow or grantee your contribution is supporting? You can search the directory by sponsor or recipient name.

Take Action

AAUW’s fellowships and grants would not be possible without the generous contributions of members past and present. Here are a few ways that you can offer meaningful support. Be sure to share them with your branch:

  • Contribute your time and expertise to review fellowship and grant applications on a national selection panel.
  • Nominate a leader in your community for the biennial Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award. Nominations are accepted in the fall of even-numbered years.
  • Donate to help AAUW support women and girls through all of our programs.

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