Career Development Grants Application

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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.

  • Eligibility quiz
  • Online Form
    • Academic Information/Background
    • Information for Recommender
    • Proposal/Narrative
    • Proposed Budget and Budget Narrative
    • Filing Fee – $35 (nonrefundable)
  • Recommendation (1)

Award Information

Award: $2,000–$12,000
Applications Available: August 1
Application Deadline: December 15*
Grant Year: July 1–June 30

* 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