Apply for a Campus Action Project Grant

The 2013–14 Campus Action Project (CAP) grants will focus on the issues raised in the research report Women in Community Colleges: Access to Success and are open to teams from both two-year and four-year institutions. Teams of college students, faculty adviser(s), and AAUW branch liaisons must implement their projects during the 2014 spring semester. In that timeframe, teams’ goals should address helping women complete their degrees at community colleges or transfer to four-year institutions. Successful projects will build on the recommendations from the report related to child care for students at community colleges, increasing the number of women in STEM and nontraditional fields at community colleges, or issues facing community college students transferring to four-year colleges or universities.

Approximately $50,000 will be split to fund 10-12 teams. Teams can propose a variety of projects, including hosting a speaker series, creating a mentoring program, starting a student-parent group, or surveying a campus to identify student needs. Applicants are not limited to the ideas listed in the instructions, and we encourage applicants to take innovative and creative approaches and to test out new ideas in your proposals.

Special consideration will be given to teams from institutions that are AAUW college/university partner members.

Learn more about the Application Process

Download the Instructions
Instructions include:

  • A detailed list description of eligibility and application requirements
  • Additional information on expectations and grant requirements
  • A list of suggested projects
  • A time line

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Download the Application
Application includes:

  • Requests for team contact information
  • A detailed project description
  • A budget outline
  • All teams must identify one AAUW member liaison. For assistance finding an AAUW liaison, contact

Submitting Your Application

A completed Campus Action Project grant application must be sent no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT October 21, 2013, to