Applicants are now invited to apply for the AAUW International Fellowships Program. This program provides support for women pursuing full-time graduate or post-doctoral study in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and who intend to return to their home country to pursue a professional career.
A limited number of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) 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 (see the list of GWI affiliates). Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported.
Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree by the application deadline and must have applied to their proposed institutions of study by the time of the application. 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, or scientific fields.
- Host Institutions: Higher education institution in United States and host countries.
- Fields of Research: All available fields at host institutions.
- Number of places: Not specified.
- Duration: July 1, 2023–June 30, 2024.
- Target group: Open to citizens of all countries in the world except the United States and US permanent residents.
AAUW International Fellowships Benefits
Selected fellows for this women scholarship will have the following benefit:
- Master’s/first professional degree: $20,000
- Doctoral: $25,000
- Postdoctoral: $50,000.
International Fellowships funds are available for:
- Educational expenses.
- Living expenses.
- Dependent child care.
- Travel to professional meetings, conferences, or seminars that do not exceed 10% of the fellowship total.
AAUW International Fellowships Eligibility
Application for to this North America scholarship is open for candidates, who meet the following criteria:
- Have citizenship in a country other than the U.S. or possession of a nonimmigrant 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, 2022.
- Intend to devote themselves full-time to the proposed academic plan during the fellowship year.
- Intend to return to their home country to pursue a professional career upon completion of their studies.
- Be proficient in English and confirm proficiency by submitting one of the Required Components, which include certain English proficiency exams, transcripts from English-speaking institutions, or a written statement verifying English is the applicant’s native language.
- Master’s/first professional degree and doctoral applicants must have applied by November 15, 2022, to an accredited institution of study for the period of the fellowship year and must indicate the institution’s name in the International Fellowships application. While acceptance is not required at the time of application, fellows must provide official confirmation from the institution with their award acceptance materials.
- Master’s/first professional degree fellowships are intended for masters 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. Certificates, associate degrees, and undergraduate degrees are ineligible.
- Doctoral fellowships are intended for doctorate degrees classified as research 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 (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D., D.B.A., D.M.) or an M.F.A. by November 15, 2022; 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 Graduate Women International 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 can apply for the fellowship for any year of their program but 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.
- International Fellowships are not open to previous recipients of any AAUW national fellowship or grant (not including branch or local awards or Community Action Grants).
- Members of the AAUW board of directors, committees, panels, task forces, and staff, including current interns, are not eligible to apply for AAUW fellowships and grants. A person holding a current award is eligible for election or appointment to boards, committees, panels, and task forces.
- International Fellowships are open to women, including people who identify as women, in all fields of study at an accredited institution of higher education or, for postdoctoral fellows, research. AAUW will make final decisions about what constitutes eligible institutions.
- Unsuccessful applicants may reapply.
- Distance learning/online programs: Master’s first professional degree and doctoral fellowships support traditional classroom-based courses of study at colleges or universities. This fellowship program does not provide funding for distance-learning or online programs or for degrees heavily dependent on distance-learning components. AAUW will make final decisions about what constitutes distance learning under these fellowships. AAUW will accept applications from applicants who are temporarily studying remotely due to COVID-19 precautions at their institution.
- Heinrich Böll Foundation scholarships in Germany;
- Douglas College Scholarships for International Students;
- Government of the Czech Republic Scholarships (Master – PhD).
How to Apply for the AAUW International Fellowships
Interested applicants who would like to apply for this scholarship program must click on the apply button below to create an account and start the application. Complete all required components and upload required documents.
The application deadline is by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. For more details on the AAUW International Fellowships, please visit the official page. To be the first to see latest opportunities, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.