Selection Panels

Contribute to the advancement of women and break through barriers to women’s achievement in education and the workplace by serving on an AAUW Selection Panel.

The AAUW Board of Directors seeks panelists for the following fellowship, grants, and awards panels:

  • American Fellowships
  • International Fellowships
  • Selected Professions Fellowships
  • Career Development Grants

Panelists’ Responsibilities

Panelists engage in an online process to review applications to select awardees for recommendation to the AAUW Board of Directors for approval. Panelists may also participate in teleconferences, which are based on Eastern Standard Time.


Terms are two years and begin January 1 of each year; approximately half of the panelists are appointed each year.

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Prospective panelists must complete an application form by October 31. Forms submitted after that date will be held for future appointments.

Areas of Expertise Needed by Program

American, International, and Selected Professions panelists should have earned a doctorate or professional degree and be currently employed in one of the following fields: anthropology, architecture, art/art history, biological sciences, botany/ecology, business administration, chemistry, computer science/IT/MIS, economics, education, engineering, English language/literature, foreign language/literature, history (U.S., European or world), journalism/communications, law, linguistics/ESL, medicine, musicology, physical sciences, physics, political science/international relations, psychology, public administration, or sociology.

Career Development Grants Panelists should have:

  • experience in grant writing and/or grant administration, including evaluation and selection
  • experience in planning and budgeting for similar projects and programs
  • knowledge of contemporary career areas for women and issues concerning women and girls
  • knowledge of institutions of higher education, financial concerns of returning women students, and accreditation requirements

AAUW values and seeks diversity in its appointments. For more information, e-mail or write:

Attn: Panel Appointments
1111 Sixteenth St., NW
Washington, DC 20036