How to Make the Most of Summer

People often assume that university faculty and graduate students take summers off, but those in academia know better. Sami Schalk, Ph.D., 2013-14 AAUW American Fellow, offers tips for making the most of the not-so-lazy days of summer. Read more »

AAUW Awards $4 Million in Fellowships and Grants

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has awarded more than $4 million in fellowships and grants to 259 recipients for the 2019–20 academic year. The goal of the funding is to advance educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   July 08, 2019
Pictures of six 2019-2020 fellows in action including in radio, in the field, in medicine, in a lab, and in the Marines.

Congratulations to AAUW’s 2019–20 Fellowships and Grants Awardees!

AAUW is awarding $4 million in funding to 259 scholars and projects to improve the lives of women and girls. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   July 01, 2019

4 Questions for Clean-Energy Expert Olamide Opadokun

Olamide Opadokun, a 2018-19 AAUW International Fellow, talks about her research into clean-energy technology. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   April 16, 2019
Pictures of six 2019-2020 fellows in action including in radio, in the field, in medicine, in a lab, and in the Marines.

Congratulations to AAUW’s 2019–20 Fellowships and Grants Awardees!

Congratulations to AAUW’s 2019–20 Fellowships and Grants Awardees! AAUW is excited to announce 259 awards and $4 million in funding for fellows and grantees in the 2019–20 award year! This […] Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   April 15, 2019
AAUW 2007-08 International Fellow Esther Ngumbi

4 Questions for Esther Ngumbi: Entomologist Extraordinaire

For Esther Ngumbi, Ph.D., studying insects was never merely an academic interest. As someone who grew up in a farming community in Kenya, she knew firsthand these tiny creatures could wipe out entire crops of corn. Today, as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she studies sustainable crop growth and environmentally friendly insecticides. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   March 18, 2019

3 Questions for Black History Scholar Mary Phillips

Mary Phillips’ black history courses in college rarely touched on the role of women in the black freedom movement. That made her want to dig deeper. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   February 21, 2019
AAUW Career Development Grantee and fire caption, Carolyn Moore, stands in her gear. Moore is the only African-American woman commissioned officer serving in the the St. Louis Fire Department.

AAUW Fellowships and Grants: Advancing Inclusion and Equity

AAUW fellows and grantees are leading by example in their respective fields–including advancing key areas of AAUW’s strategic plan focusing on the intersection of racism and sexism, exerting female leadership in traditionally male roles, and researching the pay gap. Below are examples of three recipients’ ongoing work. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   December 19, 2018
Cover of the book Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over

Never Too Late: Nell Painter on Starting a New Career in Her Sixties

After retiring from Princeton University following a celebrated teaching and scholarship career in history, AAUW Coretta Scott King Fellow Nell Irvin Painter did something no one saw coming: she began a second career as an artist. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   July 17, 2018
black and white photo of four women at the 1955 AAUW national convention

A Lifelong Connection to AAUW

Bani Singh Mahadeva, a 1954–55 AAUW International Fellow, began her relationship with AAUW in 1954. Today, 64 years later, Mahadeva is a Champion and a Legacy Circle member. Read more »