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Master's or Professional Degree Studies

Selected Professions Fellowships

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American Association of University Women (AAUW)

Deadline Date:

12/01/21 11:59 PM PT

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Fellowships of up to $18,000 to USA women to pursue master's or professional degree studies. Eligible uses of funding include educational expenses, travel, child care, and living expenses. Fellowships in certain fields are restricted to applicants from minority groups historically underrepresented in the field.

Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study at accredited U.S. institutions during the fellowship year in one of the designated degree programs where women’s participation traditionally has been low.

Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded for the following master’s programs:

  • Architecture.
  • Computer/information sciences.
  • Engineering.
  • Mathematics/statistics.

Fellowships in the following degree programs are restricted to women of color, who have been underrepresented in these fields:

  • Business administration (MBA).
  • Law (JD).
  • Medicine (MD), (DO).

Selected Professions Fellowship funds are available for:

  • Educational expenses
  • Living expenses
  • Dependent child care
  • Travel to professional meetings, conferences or seminars that does not exceed 10% of the fellowship total

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 193245

Estimated Size of Grant:

Award Amount: $5,000–18,000

Term of Contract:

An AAUW Selected Professions Fellow is expected to pursue a full-time course of study during the fellowship year July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023. No partial fellowships are awarded. Fellowships may not be deferred.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study at accredited U.S. institutions during the fellowship year in one of the designated degree programs where women’s participation traditionally has been low. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

AAUW awards Selected Professions Fellowships to individuals who identify as women who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States who have achieved high standards of academic excellence and show promise of distinction in their respective fields.

Applicants must be full-time students at an accredited U.S. institution during the fellowship year, and should be pursuing a course of study in the United States over the full academic year. Priority is given to women who do not already hold a master’s or first professional degree.

Focus Professions Group Fellowships (MBA, JD, MD, DO): Open only to women from ethnic minority groups historically underrepresented in certain fields within the United States: Black/African American, Mexican American, Puerto Rican and other Hispanic, Native American/Alaska Native and Asian American/Pacific Islander.

Selected Professions Fellowships are not open to previous recipients of any AAUW national fellowship or grant (not including branch or local awards or Community Action Grants).

For non-eligible expenses, see the URL for Full Text.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- August 1, 2021 Application opens.
- December 1, 2021, by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time: Deadline for online submission of application and supporting documents.
- April 15, 2022: Notification of decisions emailed to all applicants. AAUW is not able to honor requests for earlier notification.

When a deadline or notification date falls on a weekend, the date will be observed on the following business day.

Stipends are made payable to fellows, not to institutions.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online: https://aauw.applyists.net/aauw-spf

For questions or technical support, please email aauw@applyists.com.

AAUW
1310 L St. NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
202.785.7700

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