September 15, 2015 at 7:02 pm

Workshop: How to Write a Competitive AAUW Fellowship, Sept. 30

A workshop on How to Write a Competitive AAUW Fellowship is Tuesday, Sept. 30, from noon  to 1 p.m. in Alden Library 301U.

RSVP to Roxanne Male-Brune at

The workshop will review the guidelines and tips for successful applications.  NOTE: the guidelines have changed this year.

Overview:  AAUW advances equality for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. The AAUW administers two fellowship programs:  one for domestic and one for international women doctoral students.

Preference is given to women who show prior commitment to the advancement of women and girls through civic, community, or professional work.

Proposals Due Dates

  • Nov. 15 (American Fellowships).
  • Dec. 1 (International Fellowships)

American Dissertation Fellowships

  • Support women scholars completing doctoral dissertations.
  • Recipients must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Open to all fields.
  • Applicants must have completed all coursework, passed all preliminary exams, and had the dissertation research proposal or plan approved by Nov. 15, 2015.
  • The doctoral degree/dissertation must be completed between April 1 and June 30, 2017.
  • Degree conferral must be between April 1 and Sept. 15, 2017.

International Fellowships

  • Supports full-time study or research in the United States.
  • Supports graduate and postgraduate study.
  • Citizenship in a country other than the United States (dual citizenship is not allowed) or possession of a non-immigrant visa if residing in the United States.
  • Academic degree (earned in the U.S. or abroad) equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree completed by Sept. 30, 2015.
  • Intention to devote herself full-time to the proposed academic plan during the fellowship year.
  • Intention to return to her home country to pursue a professional career.
  • Master’s/First Professional Degree and Doctoral applicants must have applied by Dec. 1, 2015, to an accredited institution of study for the period of the fellowship year and must indicate the name of the institution in the International Fellowship application.
  • Master’s/First Professional Degree fellowships are intended for master’s or professional degree-level programs such as J.D., MFA, LLM, M.Arch., or medical degrees such as M.D., DDS., etc.
  • Doctoral fellowships are intended for doctorate 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., DBA, M.D.) or an MFA by Dec. 1, 2015, and indicate where they will conduct their research.
  • Master’s and first professional degree and dapplicants must be enrolled in a U.S. accredited institution located in the United States during the fellowship year

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