Educational Funding and Awards

AAUW has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe.


One of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW is providing more than $3.7 million in funding for more than 245 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2013–14 academic year. Due to the longstanding, generous contributions of AAUW members, a broader community of women continues to gain access to educational and economic opportunities — breaking through barriers so that all women have a fair chance.

Fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide range of disciplines and work to improve their schools and communities. Their intellect, dedication, imagination, and effort promise to forge new paths in scholarship, improve the quality of life for all, and tackle the educational and social barriers facing women worldwide.

Learn more about each of AAUW’s six fellowships and grants and our alumnae:

Directory of Fellows and Grantees

Search this directory to learn about the exemplary work of AAUW fellows and grantees.


Connect with other AAUW fellowship and grant alumnae through the AAUW Alumnae Exchange, an exclusive online community.

Selection Panels

Find out about how to contribute to the advancement of women by serving on an AAUW Selection Panel.