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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Congrats 2021-22 Fellows & Grantees!

Congrats 2021-22 Fellows & Grantees! AAUW is excited to announce 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.

Current Opportunities

American Fellowships

For women pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations or conduct postdoctoral research, or to those preparing research for publication for eight consecutive weeks.

Deadline November 1

Career Development Grants

For women pursuing a certificate or degree to advance their careers, change careers, or reenter the workforce in education, health and medical sciences, or social sciences and whose bachelor’s degree was received at least eight years before the award period.

Deadline November 15

Community Action Grants

For individuals, AAUW branches and states, and nonprofit organizations that fund innovative programs or that promote education and equity through projects focused on encouraging girls to select, before entering college, the physical sciences or engineering as a career.

Deadline December 1

International Fellowships

For women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents

Deadline November 15

International Project Grants

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

Deadline November 1

Research Publication Grant in Engineering, Medicine and Science

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. Grantees are required to publish their research in a scholarly scientific publication and be listed as a primary author.

Deadline December 1

Selected Professions Fellowships

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.

Deadline December 1
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’s current area of research focuses on the correlation between inadequate housing and inequitable health care within our underrepresented and underserved populations. Her research 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.