AAUW International Fellowship Program in the United States 2021/2022

Fellowships

Deadline: November 15, 2020

Apply for the AAUW’s International Fellowship program. AAUW’s International Fellowship program has been in existence since 1917. The program provides support for women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the U.S. who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. A limited number of awards are available for study outside of the U.S. (excluding the applicant’s home country) to women who are members of Graduate Women International . Preference is given to women who show prior commitment to the advancement of women and girls through civic, community, or professional work.

Up to five International Fellowships for master’s/first professional degrees will be renewable for a second year; fellows will receive application information for this competitive program during their fellowship year.

Benefits

  • Master’s/first professional degree: $18,000
  • Doctoral: $20,000
  • Postdoctoral: $30,000

International Fellowship funds are available for

  • Educational expenses
  • Living expenses
  • Dependent child care
  • Travel to professional meetings, conferences, or seminars, as long as it does not exceed 10 percent of the fellowship

Eligibility

  1. These Fellowships are not open to previous recipients of any AAUW national fellowship or grant (not including branch or local awards or Community Action Grants).
  2. Members and officers of the AAUW Board of Directors are not eligible to apply for fellowships and grant awards.
  3. AAUW staff or volunteers with decision-making authority who wish to apply for an award must recuse themselves from the decision-making process.
  4. Unsuccessful applicants may reapply.
  5. To be eligible for an International Fellowship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
    • Have citizenship in a country other than the U.S. or possession of a non-immigrant visa if residing in the U.S.
    • Women who are currently, or expect to be during the fellowship year, a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, or dual citizen with the U.S. and another country are not eligible.
    • Hold an academic degree (earned in the U.S. or abroad) equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree completed by November 15, 2020.
    • Intend to devote herself full-time to the proposed academic plan during the fellowship year
    • You must intend to return to her home country to pursue a professional career
    • Be proficient in English. Unless the applicant can verify that her native language is English (written statement required), that she received her secondary diploma or undergraduate degree from an English-speaking institution (transcript required),
    • Master’s/first professional degree and doctoral applicants must have applied by November 15, 2020, to an accredited institution of study for the period of the fellowship year and must indicate the name of the institution in the International Fellowship application.
    • Master’s/first professional degree fellowships are intended for master’s or professional degree-level programs such as J.D., M.F.A., L.L.M., M.Arch., or medical degrees such as M.D., D.D.S., etc.
    • Doctoral fellowships are intended for doctorate degrees, such as Ph.D. or Ed.D.
    • Postdoctoral applicants must provide proof of their doctorate degree; hold a doctorate classified as a research degree or an M.F.A. by November 15, 2020; and indicate where they will conduct their research.
    • Master’s/first professional degree and doctoral applicants must be enrolled in a U.S. accredited institution located in the U.S. during the fellowship year.
    • A limited number of awards are available to GWI members for study or research in any country other than their own. Note that foreign branches of U.S. institutions are considered outside of the U.S.
    • Applicants must be conducting a full year of study or research. International Fellowships do not provide funding for a partial year of study or research. Programs ending prior to April of the fellowship year are not eligible.

Application


Start the application process by clicking on the link below to access the application and create an account. Complete all required components in the following tabs.

  1. Eligibility
    • Applicants must pass the eligibility quiz to be reviewed by the selection panel.
  1. Applicant
  1. Recommendations
    • Provide three recommenders who are professors or professional colleagues well acquainted with you, your work, and your academic background, in striving towards scholarly pursuits. 
  1. Academics
  1. Narratives
  1. Budget
  1. Uploads
    • Proof of highest degree — applicant will upload transcripts** from the college or university where the highest degree (not a certificate) was obtained.
    • Proof of current enrollment (currently-enrolled applications only) 
    • Transcripts must include a list of courses taken and grades received.
    • Proof of bachelor’s degree
    • Proof of doctorate or M.F.A. degree (postdoctoral applicants only) — applicant will upload any of the following:
    • Official report of TOEFL test scores or waiver request — applicant will upload report or waiver requirements based on criteria described above.
    • Letter of admission — applicant will upload a letter of admission* from the proposed institution of study or research.
  1. C.V./Résumé

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For more information, visit The Professional Fellows Program .

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