Founded in 1881, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls.
To that end, the organization welcomes applications for its International Fellowships program. 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 fellowships have been awarded to more than thirty-six women from over a hundred and fifty nations.
International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research at the graduate and postgraduate level in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Fellowships of $18,000 will be awarded to recipients for master’s/first professional degree; fellowships of $20,000 will be awarded for doctoral programs; and fellowships of $30,000 will be awarded for postdoctoral programs.
Up to five International Fellowships for master’s/first professional degrees will be renewable for a second year.
To be eligible, applicants must be a citizen of a country other than the U.S. or possession of a non-immigrant visa if residing in the United States. Women who are currently (or expect to be during the fellowship year), a citizen or permanent of the U.S., or a dual citizen with the U.S. and another country are not eligible. Applicants must also hold an academic degree (earned in the U.S. or abroad) equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree completed by November 15, 2020.
See the American Association of University Women website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and information about previous awardees.