Fight Stereotypes on Your Campus

Are you tired of being held back by stereotypes and bias that dictate how women should act, dress, and speak? Women should be able to shine strong without having to fear for our reputations, our safety, or our careers.

You can fight back by applying for an AAUW Campus Action Project grant, sponsored by Pantene, to launch a program that fights stereotypes and bias on your campus. Stand up and fight back against the cultural ideas that continue to hold everyone back.

Get the Inside
Scoop on 2014–15
Campus Programs

What: Webinar
When: August 19
2:30–3:30 p.m. or 7–8 p.m. ET
Why: Learn how to apply and ask questions about the process.

What Is a Campus Action Project Grant?

A CAP grant is up to $5,000 in funding for up to 12 student teams to launch projects on campus to empower women. Past projects have focused on the gender wage gap, sexual harassment in school, and the lack of women in science and math fields, among many other issues. This year’s projects will focus on gender stereotypes and bias. You decide what your project will be, build a team, and create an action plan. After your project is done, AAUW pays for a student from each team to present on your results at the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders. Read more about CAP grants »

When Can I Apply?

The 2014–15 application period will officially open in August, but you can start preparing to apply today!

Start Preparing Your Application Now

  • Check to see if your school is an AAUW college/university partner member. If so, your application will get special consideration. If your school is a C/U partner member, you can join as an e-student affiliate for free.
  • Recruit people to be part of your Campus Action Project team. Teams must consist of a project adviser, at least two undergraduate students, and an AAUW member liaison. If you don’t already have a member liaison in mind, try asking around at a local AAUW branch or ask us for help.
  • Get a head start on the application. While the application may vary from year to year, you can expect it to require an abstract, a project description, a budget, and an implementation plan. You’ll want to communicate how your project will be promoted and how your team’s activities will create and measure impact.
  • Read about what past teams have done to get some ideas.

If you have any additional questions, please e-mail (preferred) or call 202.785.7719.