AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund
AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund
AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund American Fellowships (Doctorate/Fellowship)
AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund Career Development Grants (Professional Development/Grant)
AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund International Fellowships (Doctorate, Graduate/Fellowship)
AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund Selected Professions Fellowships (Doctorate, Graduate/Fellowship)
Purpose: To support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations or scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave from accredited institutions. Focus: General studies. Qualif.: Applicants for postdoctoral fellowships must be US citizens and must hold a Ph.D., Ed.D., D.B.A., M.F.A., D.M.; Applicants for the summer/short-term must be US citizens and will hold a doctorate or M.F.A. degree; Applicants for dissertation must be US citizens or permanent residents, must be in a program other than an engineering program, must be in or entering the final year of dissertation, must have a dissertation proposal approved by the committee, must have all course work completed and have passed all preliminary exams. Criteria: Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence, teaching experience, and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.
Funds Avail.: $30,000 (postdoctoral research leave fellowship); $20,000 (dissertation fellowship); $6,000 (summer/short-term research publication grant). To Apply: Candidates may apply for only one of the awards. A complete application must consist of: application with budget information, narrative autobiography, statement of project (description of project, design, research methodology and excepted contribution to knowledge); clear statement of financial need; name(s) of the university, institution, or other location where study will be carried out; and three recommendations. All documents must be postmarked by the deadline in hard copy format: Transcript(s)/Proof of Doctorate; Institution Certification Form; Institution Letter; and Filing Fee. Deadline: November 15. Contact: AAUW Educational Foundation Dept. 60, 301 ACT Drive, Iowa City, IA 52243-4030.
Purpose: To support women who hold a bachelor's degree and are preparing to advance their careers, change careers, or re-enter the work force. Focus: General studies. Qualif.: Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents who hold a bachelor's degree or specialized training in technical or professional fields. Criteria: Special consideration is given to AAUW members, women of color, and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields.
Funds Avail.: $2,000-$12,000. To Apply: Questions on the application form must be answered. Applicants must submit all the required components: proposed Budget and narrative; recommendation - to be completed online; and filing fee of $25 for AAUW members and $35 for nonmembers. Deadline: December 15. Contact: AAUW Educational Foundation Dept. 60, 301 ACT Drive, Iowa City, IA 52243-4030.
Purpose: To award full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not United States citizens or permanent residents. Focus: General studies. Qualif.: Applicants must be citizens in a country other than the United States, or must hold a non-immigrant visa if applicants reside in the United States; must complete an academic degree (either in the US or abroad) equivalent to a US
bachelor's degree; must intend to devote herself full time to her proposed academic plan during the fellowship year; must intend to return to her home country to pursue a professional career; and must be proficient in English, unless applicants can verify that their native language is English or that you received you undergraduate degree from or will have completed one semester of full-time study in your discipline at a university in the United States. Criteria: Award is given based on academic and professional qualifications; the need of the applicant's country for the specialized knowledge and skills that she plans to acquire; applicant's commitment to the advancement of women and girls in her home country as demonstrated by her previous work and her proposed study or research; documented evidence of prior community or civic service in the home country, particularly activities that contributed to the improvement of the lives of women and girls; quality and feasibility of the proposed plan of study or research and proposed time schedule; planned confirmed place of work after returning to home country; English proficiency; financial need; and country of residence at the time of application (Preference will be given to women who reside in their home country at the time of application).
Funds Avail.: $18,000-$30,000. To Apply: Applications must be submitted online. Applications and supporting documents will not be accepted via fax or e-mail. The following requirements must be submitted before the deadline: application form which includes research program/thesis/course work proposal, three recommendations and filing fee of $30. Deadline: December 1. Contact: AAUW Educational Foundation Dept. 60, 301 ACT Drive, Iowa City, IA 52243-4030.
Purpose: To award women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study at accredited institutions during the fellowship year. Focus: Architecture; Computer and Information Sciences; Engineering; Statistics; Business Administration; Law; Medicine. Qualif.: Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents who are full-time students. Criteria: Panel of academic and practicing professionals who work in the respective selected professions fields will review and evaluate all fellowship applications for recommendation to the Program Committee of the AAUW Educational Foundation Board. Final fellowship selections are approved by the Foundation Board of Directors.
Funds Avail.: Master's and First Professional Awards-$5,000-$12,000; Engineering Dissertation Awards-$20,000. To Apply: Applicants must accomplish complete application package which consist of application; budget information for Administrative and Internal Revenue Service Purposes; narrative autobiography; detailed statement of thesis or special project (applicable to engineering and medical students only); statement of applicant's career plans and professional goals; three letters of recommendation; and dean's letter (applicable to medical students). Applicants must also submit supporting documents such as: official transcripts and a bound set of reproductions of a range of the applicant's design projects. 10 to 12 samples may be submitted in the portfolio, no larger than 8 “× 10” in size (applicable to architecture students only). Deadline: Master's and First Professional Awards-January 10; Engineering Dissertation Awards-December 15. Contact: AAUW Educational Foundation Dept. 60, 301 ACT Drive, Iowa City, IA 52243-4030.
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