American Fellowship Application

Dissertation Fellowships

Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships

Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants

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.

  • Eligibility quiz
  • Online Form
    • Proposal/Narrative
    • Academic Information/Background
    • Employment/Professional History
    • Teaching Experience
    • Narrative Autobiography
    • Statement of Project
    • Budget Information
    • Filing Fee – $40 for Dissertation Fellowship and Publication Grant; $45 for Postdoctoral Fellowship (nonrefundable)
    • Transcript(s) and/or Proof of Degree
    • Institutional Certification Form (Dissertation Fellowship)
    • Institutional Letter (if applicable)
  • Recommendations (3)

Award Information

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

* 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.


Please direct all questions about applications to Scholarship America, AAUW’s official application processing center. Please do not contact the AAUW office in Washington, D.C., or local branches for fellowship or grant application information. Call 319.688.4334 or e-mail