Fight Stereotypes on Your Campus: Apply for an AAUW Campus Action Project Grant, Sponsored by Pantene

The application period for the 2014-15 CAP grants, sponsored by Pantene, is now closed.

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AAUW is ready to empower students across the United States to stand up to gender stereotypes and biases. The 2014–15 AAUW Campus Action Project (CAP) grants, sponsored by Pantene, will give students on up to 12 campuses the opportunity to put their ideas into action and put an end to tired, old biases and stereotypes.

Please read the detailed instructions below before filling out this application.


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Background — Why Stereotypes and Bias?

Who’s Eligible?

How to Fill Out Your Application

How We’ll Select the Grantees

Requirements and Details about Your Grant

Your Time Line


About AAUW

In the late 1800s, 17 women college graduates gathered to discuss the lack of opportunities available to them. They decided to join together to help other women attend college and to assist those who had already graduated. Today, our work in education continues, but we also advocate for equality beyond classrooms — in boardrooms and courtrooms, on Capitol Hill, at home, and around the world. When women change, the world changes — economically, educationally, and politically. At AAUW, we see our work as the catalyst for that change.

About the Pantene Shine Strong Campaign

Pantene sparked thousands of conversations and debates across the globe in homes, the workplace, communities, and classrooms in late 2013 with the release of their “Labels” viral video, which focused on the labels that are holding women back. Because of the positive response Pantene received for raising awareness about the unconscious behaviors that are holding women back, the brand decided to broaden the reach of this message. So in June 2014, Pantene announced the global Shine Strong campaign and a new, global Shine Strong Fund. The mission of the Shine Strong Fund is to educate and enable women to overcome bias and/or societal expectations so they can reach their full potential, as well as to celebrate the many strong women in the world who exemplify the essence of Shine Strong. In the United States, Pantene’s Shine Strong Fund kicked off with a collaboration with AAUW.

Thank you for your interest in AAUW’s campus leadership programs. If you have questions about the AAUW Campus Action Project Grants, sponsored by Pantene, e-mail us or call 202.785.7700.

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