Fellowships & Grants

Since 1888, AAUW has been one of the largest funders of women’s graduate education, investing in women who go on to change the world.

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Apply for AAUW’s Fellowships & Grants Today!

Follow in the footsteps of award-winning authors, scientists, scholars, changemakers and community leaders. AAUW is providing nearly $5 million in funding to more than 260 fellows and grantees in the 2021-22 award year. These exceptional recipients will pursue academic work and lead innovative community projects to empower women and girls. Will you be next? Applications for the 2022-23 academic year are now open.

Current Opportunities

Pursuing academic work or leading community projects? See if there is an AAUW fellowship or grant that matches your academic or professional goals! To confirm your eligibility for a program, review the application instructions carefully.

Faces of AAUW

Welcome, Class of 2021-22!

Dr. Nabiha Saklayen, 2013-14 International Fellow and CEO and Co-Founder of Cellino, welcomes the incoming class of AAUW fellows and grantees.

Faces of AAUW

Meet a Grantee

As an advocate for social justice, Chasity J. Deal is currently researching the correlation between inadequate housing and inequitable health care within our underrepresented and underserved populations. Her work also focuses on poverty and health, and how this correlation affects entire populations. She intends to pursue her doctoral degree upon earning her master’s. Her goal is to start a nonprofit research organization devoted to eradicating food and water insecurity in the United States.