American Fellowship Application

Dissertation Fellowships

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Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships

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Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants

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Application instructions

The following items constitute a complete application. If any item is missing, the application will be considered incomplete and will be disqualified. Please see the full application instructions for more detail.

  • Application (submitted electronically)
  • Budget
  • Narrative Autobiography
  • Statement of Project
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)

The following supporting documents must be received by the November 15, 2013 deadline in hard copy format.

Dissertation Fellowship

  1. Official Transcripts
  2. Institutional Certification Form
  3. Institution Letter
  4. Filing Fee — $40 (nonrefundable)

Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship and Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grant

  1. Transcript(s)/Proof of Degree
  2. Institution Letter
  3. Filing Fee
    • $40 Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grant
    • $45 Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship

2014-15: What our recipients will get this year

Dissertation Fellowship: $20,000
Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship: $30,000
Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grant: $6,000
Applications available: August 1, 2013–November 15, 2013*
Application deadline: November 15, 2013*


Please direct all questions about applications to ACT, AAUW’s official application processing center. Please do not contact the AAUW office in Washington, D.C., or local branches for fellowships or grant application information. Please call ACT at 319.688.4334, e-mail, or write to the customer service center at:

AAUW Fellowships and Grants
C/O ACT, Inc.
P.O. Box 4030
Iowa City, IA 52243-4030

* Applications, supporting documents, and recommendations will be accepted on the following business day if the deadline falls on a weekend. The online application and recommendation will state the actual submission deadline.