The American Association of University Women (AAUW) awards several fellowship for women all around the world. You can be one of them don’t miss this unique opportunity and apply now!
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Organization: The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since its founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day: educational, social, economic, and political. Each year,AAUW has provided $3.5 to $4 million in fellowships, grants, and awards for women and for community action projects. The Foundation also funds pioneering research on women, girls, and education. The organization funds studies germane to the education of women. AAUW's national convention is held biennially. AAUW sponsors a student leadership conference, called the National Conference of College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) designed to help women college students access the resources, skills, and networks they need to lead change on campuses and in communities nationwide. The student leadership conference is held annually in Washington, D.C. Regarding the Fellowship Program it was originally designed to provide Latin American women opportunities for graduate and postgraduate study in the U.S., the International Fellowships program awarded its first fellowship in 1917. The program now includes women from around the world, and International Fellowships have been awarded to more than 3,600 women from more than 150 nations
Duty Station: U.S.
Open to: for women only
Timeframe: Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree by November 15, 2018 and must have applied to their proposed institutions of study by the time of the application
Deadline: 15th November 2018
Job description: 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.
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.
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.
Qualifications: in order to apply is required to:
- 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, 2018.
- Intend to devote herself full-time to the proposed academic plan during the fellowship year
- Intend to return to her home country to pursue a professional career
- Be proficient in English
Wage: the awards are:
- Master’s/first professional degree: $18,000
- Doctoral: $20,000
- Postdoctoral: $30,000
Application Process: it’s possible to apply at this page by clicking on the Apply button. Documents required:
- Proof of highest degree, applicant will upload transcripts from the college or university where the highest degree
- Proof of current enrollment (currently-enrolled applications only), applicant will upload transcripts/lists of courses/institution letters from the college or university in which the applicant is currently enrolled, if she is enrolled
- Proof of bachelor’s degree
- Proof of doctorate or M.F.A. degree (postdoctoral applicants only)
- Provide three recommenders who are professors or professional colleagues well acquainted with you, your work, and your academic background, in striving towards scholarly pursuits
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