October 6, 2010

AAUW 2011-2012 International Fellowships for Women

AAUW (formerly known as the American Association of University Women) is a nationwide network of more than 100,000 members and donors, 1,000 branches, and 500 college/university institution partners. AAUW 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. Due to the longstanding, generous contributions of AAUW members, a broader community of women continues to gain access to educational and economic opportunities — breaking through barriers so that all women have a fair chance.

For more than a century, AAUW has helped more than 10,000 women from more than 130 countries break through barriers and pursue their dreams of obtaining graduate degrees or making an impact in their communities.

Fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide range of disciplines and work to improve their schools and communities. Their intellect, dedication, imagination, and effort promise to forge new paths in scholarship, improve the quality of life for all, and tackle the educational and social barriers facing women in the United States and around the globe.

Fellowship and grant recipients undergo a highly competitive selection process. Academic excellence, commitment to improving the human condition, and the promise of continued impact are cornerstones of the rigorous criteria. Respected scholars, researchers, teachers, and practitioners review the fellowship and grant applications. These reviewers are either experts in specialized fields of study or community leaders who recognize the power of collaboration at the local level.

The following grants and scholarships are offered for 2011-2012 academic year (July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012):
- Master's/Professional Fellowship: $18,000
- Doctorate Fellowship: $20,000
- Postdoctoral Fellowship: $30,000

Application deadline is December 01, 2010. All supporting documents must also be received by this date. If an application deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, supporting documents must be received the next business day.

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. Several fellowships are available for study outside of the U.S.
Questions about applications must be directed to the Iowa City office. Please do not contact the AAUW office in Washington, D.C., or local branches for application information. Please call 319/337-1716 ext. 60, e-mail aauw@act.org, or write to the customer service center at
Dept. 60
301 ACT Drive
Iowa City, IA 52243-4030

Learn more about AAUW,  its fellowship programs and application process: http://www.aauw.org/learn/fellows_directory/index.cfm


  1. Am unable to get the website to open with the application process details. Where can I get an application form from please?


    from India

  2. Marianne, looks like the AAUW website is down. It says "The server encountered an internal error and was unable to complete your request". Please try again in a day or two. Or try to write to aauw@act.org and ask them to send you the application form by e-mail.

  3. Is there any fellowship for 2011 ? i am interested to participate for this .

    from Nepal.

  4. We will post a new announcement as soon as we have any new info.