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Grants and Fellowships

One of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW is providing more than $4 million in funding for fellowships and grants to 250 outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2019-20 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.

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 worldwide.


American Fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations or scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave from accredited institutions. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; the quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.

Dissertation Fellowships are available to women working towards completion of their dissertation. Students holding fellowships for writing a dissertation in the year prior to the AAUW fellowship year are not eligible. Open to applicants in all fields of study. Scholars engaged in science, technology, engineering, and math and researching gender issues are especially encouraged to apply.

For applications visit the fellowships, grants and awards section of the AAUW website at www.aauw.org or write to AAUW Educational Opportunities at: 1310 L St. NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005 or call 202.785.7700   800.326.2289

2019-2020 AAUW Grant and Fellowship Recipients in Florida

2020-21 Grant and Fellowships in Florida