Applications for the AAUW International Fellowship are now being accepted. This fellowship program is primarily for women who are citizens of a country other than the United States or who hold a non-immigrant visa while residing in the United States.
Since 1917, the International Fellowships have existed. The program assists women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral studies in the United States and want to return to their native country to pursue a professional career.
A limited number of grants are offered to women who are members of Graduate Women International for study outside of the United States (excluding the applicant’s home country) (see the list of GWI affiliates). Graduate and postgraduate studies at authorized universities in the United States are funded.
By the application deadline, applicants must have obtained the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in the United States and must have applied to their intended institutions of study. Academic achievement and a demonstrated dedication to women and girls are the criteria for selection.
Criteria for Eligibility
Applicants must meet the following requirements to be considered for an AAUW International Fellowship:
- Have citizenship in a country other than the U.S. or possession of a non-immigrant 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, 2021.
- Intend to devote them self full-time to the proposed academic plan during the fellowship year.
- Intend to return to their home country to pursue a professional career and upon completion of their studies.
- Be proficient in English and confirm proficiency by submitting one of the Required Components (see below), which include certain English proficiency exams, transcripts from English-speaking institutions, or a written statement verifying English is the applicant’s native language
- International Fellowships are not open to previous recipients of any AAUW national fellowship or grant (not including branch or local awards or Community Action Grants).
- Members of the AAUW board of directors, committees, panels, task forces and staff, including current interns, are not eligible to apply for AAUW’s fellowships and grants. A person holding a current award is eligible for election or appointment to boards, committees, panels and task forces.
- International Fellowships are open to scholars who identify as women, in all fields of study at an accredited institution of higher education or, for postdoctoral fellows, research. AAUW will make final decisions about what constitutes eligible institutions.
- Unsuccessful applicants may reapply.
How to Apply
The International Fellowships of the AAUW are applied for online. Interested and eligible candidates can begin the application process by going to the vendor’s website and selecting the Apply Now button to access the application and create an account.
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