AAUW’s International Fellowship Program for Women around the World

American Association of University Women’s (AAUW)
Last date: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Country: 
Afghanistan
Bangladesh
Central African Republic
India
Nepal
Pakistan
South Africa

Detailed Description

Applications are open for the American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) International Fellowship program, providing support for women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

A limited number of awards are available for study outside of the United States (excluding the applicant’s home  country) to women who are members of Graduate Women International.

Award Amounts

  • Master’s/first professional degree: $18,000
  • Doctoral: $20,000
  • Postdoctoral: $30,000

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for an International Fellowship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Have citizenship in a country other than the United States or possession of a nonimmigrant visa if residing in the United States. Women holding dual citizenship in the United States and another country or who are permanent legal residents of the United States are not eligible.
  • Hold an academic degree (earned in the United States or abroad) equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree completed by September 30, 2016.
  • Intend to devote herself full-time to the proposed academic plan during the fellowship year
  • Intend to return to her home country t o pursue a professional career
  • Be proficient in English.
  • Master’s/first professional degree and doctoral applicants must have applied by December 1, 2016, 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., M.F.A., L.L.M., M.Arch., or medical degrees such as M.D., D.D.S., 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., D.B.A., D.M.) or an M.F.A. by December 1, 2016; and indicate where they will conduct their research.
  • Master’s/first professional degree and doctoral applicants must be enrolled in a U.S. accredited institution located in the United States during the fellowship year.
  • A limited number of awards are available to GWI members for study or research in any country other than their own. Note that foreign branches of U.S. institutions are considered outside of the United States.
  • 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.
  • Master’s/first professional degree and doctoral fellowships support traditional classroom-based courses of study at colleges or universities. This fellowship program does not provide funding for distance-learning or online programs or for degrees heavily dependent on distance-learning components. Final decisions about what constitutes distance learning under these fellowships will be made by AAUW.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

For more information, please visit AAUW’s Fellowship

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