Lise Meitner, then a visiting professor of physics at Catholic University, met with finalists in the Science Talent Search competition in 1946.

5 Women Scientists of AAUW’s War Relief Project

During World War II, AAUW offered scholarships and other services that helped Jewish scholars, including many women scientists, escape from Europe and parts of Asia. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   September 01, 2015
Pursue your childhood dream. Apply for a fellowship or grant today.

AAUW’s 2015–16 Fellows and Grantees Will Change the World

Our 2015-16 fellowships and grants program awarded a total of 3.7 million in funding for individual women and community projects serving women and girls. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   August 01, 2015

Congratulations to AAUW’s 2015–16 fellowships and grants awardees!

AAUW is excited to announce the 241 fellowships and grants offered for the 2015–16 award year. This exceptional group of women and nonprofit organizations will receive over $3.7 million to […] Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   April 15, 2015
Eleanor holds a large Spanish draft of the Declaration of Human Rights.

Creating the World of the Future: Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award at 25

Twenty-five years ago, AAUW presented the first Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award at the 1989 AAUW National Convention in Washington, D.C. This eventful convention gave members the opportunity to learn more […] Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   September 17, 2014
AAUW fellows

AAUW’s New Fellows and Grantees Join a Prestigious Community

AAUW today announced the award of $3.7 million to its 2014–15 class of fellows and grantees. Selected from a wide pool of competitive applicants, the 244 awardees now join the ranks of Nobel Prize winners, celebrated authors, social entrepreneurs, and prominent scholars who have used AAUW funding to advance equality for women and girls. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   August 01, 2014
Beatrice Tinsley

This Astronomer Had to Make the Hardest Career Choice

Imagine if you and your partner were both brilliant minds in the same field, but because you were refused any official academic appointment near home, you had to choose between your family and your career. Read more »

A picture of the book cover for The Jessie Bernard Reader showing Bernard's portrait

Jessie Bernard: Master Scholar, Feminist, and Working Mom

After years of struggling to find traction in academia despite her brilliant mind, Jessie Bernard blazed a path for future scholars in sociology and feminist theory — all while serving as breadwinner for her family. Read more »

Kathleen Laurila sits at her computer.

Finding the Fellows: An Inside Look at the Selection Process

Each year we find a tremendous group of fellows and grantees. But we couldn’t do it without the dedication of our volunteer selection panel! Read more »

SPF infographic

AAUW Announces Fellowships and Grants for 2014–15

AAUW is excited to announce the 244 fellowships and grants offered for the 2014–15 award year. This exceptional group of women and nonprofit organizations will receive more than $3.7 million […] Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   April 15, 2014
A painted portrait of Eudora Welty

A Storyteller of the South

We look back on author Eudora Welty’s life and work, which include a Pulitzer, a Presidential Medal of Freedom, and coveted spots in both the Library of America and the National Portrait Gallery. Read more »