For women pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations or conduct postdoctoral research, or to those preparing research for publication for eight consecutive weeks.
For women pursuing a certificate or degree to advance their careers, change careers, or reenter the workforce and whose bachelor’s degree was received at least five years before the award period.
For individuals, AAUW branches and states, and nonprofit organizations that fund innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls.
For women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents
For alumnae of AAUW’s International Fellowships program who are living in their home countries and pursuing community-based projects to improve the social advancement and economic empowerment of women and girls
For women conducting basic research in engineering, medicine or the physical or biological sciences and who have a doctorate degree in one of those fields are invited to apply for this funding. Grantees are required to publish their research in a scholarly scientific publication and be listed as a primary author.
For women pursuing full-time study in a master’s or professional degree program in which women are underrepresented, including STEM, law, business and medicine.
Meet an Alumnae
VIDEO: Melissa Harris-Perry, an American writer, professor, TV host and political commentator, explains how her AAUW Fellowship helped enable her stellar career.
Meet a Fellow
With the help of AAUW, I got my book published and got tenure. Now I am teaching a course on women in Islamic art. Thank you so much!