AAUW International Fellowships in USA for Women

MS/PhD/Postdoctoral Degrees

Deadline: 1 Dec 2013 (annual)
Study in: USA
Next course starts July 2014

Brief description:

AAUW (formerly known as the American Association of University Women) has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. One of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW is providing more than $3 million in funding  for more than 200 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2009-10 academic year.

International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not United States citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate study at accredited institutions are supported.

Host Institution(s):

Accredited U.S. institutions

Field(s) of study:

Business, government, academia, community activism, the arts, and sciences.

Number of Awards:

For AY 2009-2010, a total of 36 international fellowships were awarded.  Since it started, International Fellowships have been awarded to over 3,000 women representing 135 countries

Target group:

Women who are not United States citizens or permanent residents.  AAUW supports women breaking through educational and economic barriers as aspiring scholars around the globe, teachers and activists in local communities, women at critical stages of their careers, and those pursuing professions where women are underrepresented.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Master’s/Professional Fellowship: $18,000
Doctorate Fellowship: $20,000
Postdoctoral Fellowship: $30,000


Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree by September 30, 2013, and must have applied to their proposed institutions of study by the time of the application. Up to five fellowships are renewable for a second year.

Recipients are selected for academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to women and girls. Recipients return to their home countries to become leaders in business, government, academia, community activism, the arts, and sciences.

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

Step-by-step details on how to apply for the fellowship can be accessed at this link.  The application deadline for AY 2014-2015 is 1 December 2013.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed updated information on this scholarship/fellowship.


Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/international-fellowships/

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