Serve on a Selection Panel

2018-19 American Fellow Jaime Coon
2018-19 American Fellow Jaime Coon

Finding Future Fellows & Grantees

Would you like to contribute to women’s advancement in education and the workplace? One way you can do that is by serving on one of AAUW’s selection panels, which are responsible for helping to choose the next recipients of our Fellowships and Grants programs.

WHO: We seek panelists for our American Fellowships, Career Development Grants, Community Action Grants, International Fellowships and Selected Professions Fellowships.

WHAT: Panelists review applications in an online process to recommend awardees to the AAUW Board of Directors. They may be asked to participate in teleconferences to discuss candidates.

WHEN: Panelists’ terms are two years and begin January 1 of each year.

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

REQUIREMENTS: American, International and Selected Professions panelists should have a doctoral 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, health and public health, 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 and Community Action panelists should have experience in grant writing and/or grant administration, including evaluation and selection, and in planning and budgeting for similar projects and programs. They should also have knowledge of contemporary career areas for women and equity issues for women and girls. And they should have a strong grasp 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, email

AAUW Selection Panel Application

Please tell us about yourself and why you wish to serve on an AAUW selection panel. How can you help women break through barriers to achievement in education and the workplace?

  • Briefly describe your interest in serving on an AAUW selection panel and any experience you have had with AAUW. AAUW experience is not a requirement.
  • Panelist’s participation in teleconferences is based on Eastern Standard Time.
  • Max. file size: 11 MB.