American Association of University Women (AAUW)


The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has a diverse set of fellowships and grants for women pursuing research, certificates or advanced degrees. Some campus initiatives may be eligible for our community grants. There is also a new publication grant for engineering, medicine and science. The goal is to advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education and advocacy.


Typically November and December (varies per award).

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Meet the citizenship requirements (funding available for both national and international students, depending on award).
  • Be a woman scholar in any field of study.
  • Have a commitment to serve women and girls.
  • Demonstrate scholarly excellence (varied GPA requirements per award).

How to Apply

Apply online on the AAUW website.

Past Award Recipients and Honorees







Field(s) of Study


2022 Insha Akram International Fellowship
Urban and Regional Planning
2021 Naila Sahar International Fellowship Women's Studies
2020 Gabriella Nassif American Fellowship Women's Studies
2019 Ramla Qureshi International Fellowship Civil Engineering
2016 Elif Ege Tatar International Fellowship Women's Studies
2015 Sunday Moulton Wakefield American Fellowship Anthropology and Archaeology
2015 Marion Quirici American Fellowship Language and Literature
2015 Saima Hafeez International Fellowship Linguistics
2014 Tejal Shelat International Fellowship Health and Medical Sciences
2013 Dawn Ruth American Fellowship Geology
2012 Eman Abu Sabbah International Fellowship Health and Medical Sciences
2006 Magdalene S. Tukov International Fellowship Health and Medical Sciences
2006 Haiyan Zhao International Fellowship Business Administration and Management
2006 Leah A. Bouquard Selected Professions Fellowship Law
2005 Diep T. Thai International Fellowship Economics
2005 Diedie Weng International Fellowship Arts