Apply for an AAUW Fellowship or Grant

Encourage women graduate students and scholars to apply for an American Association of University Women (AAUW) fellowship or grant! Deadlines for 2018-19 awards are fast approaching. Share these funding opportunities with graduate students and scholars as well as the faculty and administrators who advise students.


Who may apply: Women pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full time, or preparing research for publication for at least eight weeks

Funding: $6,000-$30,000

Deadline: November 15


Who may apply: 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

Funding: $2,000-$12,000

Deadline: December 15


Who may apply: Women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents

Funding: $18,000-$30,000

Deadline: December 1


Who may apply: Women pursuing full-time study in a master's or professional degree program in which women are underrepresented, including STEM, law, business, and medicine

Funding: $5,000-$18,000

Deadline: January 10


Who may apply: Individuals, AAUW branches and states, and nonprofit organizations wanting to fund innovative programs or nondegree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls

Funding: One-year grant, $2,000-$7,000

Two-year grant, $5,000-$10,000

Deadline: January 15

Faculty and Staff:

Serve on Our Panels:

Help the next generation of women scholars and professionals and build your CV at the same time. Apply by October 31 to serve on one of AAUW's fellowship and grant selection panels.


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