AAUW International Fellowships in USA for Women

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) offers International Fellowships to women to study in the US. These fellowships support women to study full-time graduate and post-doctoral programs in the US, who are not US citizens or permanent residents.

Type of scholarship -
Merit-based

Timeline -

  • August 1, 2021 - Application opens.
  • November 15, 2021 - Deadline for the submission of the completed application.
  • April 15, 2022 - Applicants notified of the decision.
  • July 1, 2022–June 30, 2023 - Fellowship year

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

Requirements -

  1. The applicant must have earned a bachelor’s degree equivalent to a US bachelor’s degree.
  2. The applicant must have applied to the proposed/target institution by the time of fellowship application.

Eligibility -

  1. Previous fellowship recipients are not eligible. Though, unsuccessful applicants can reapply.
  2. International Fellowships are open to students who identify as women.
  3. Have citizenship in any country other than the US.
  4. Should devote themselves full-time to their academics during their fellowship year.
  5. Intend to return to their home country upon the completion of their studies to pursue a professional career.
  6. Should be proficient in English.
  7. Name of the intended institution must be mentioned on the fellowship application.
  8. Applicants can apply for the fellowship for any year of their program but must be conducting a full year of study or research. Programs ending prior to April of the fellowship year are not eligible.

Funds can be used for -

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

Documents required -

  1. Proposal
  2. Recommendations - Provide three recommendations from professors or professional colleagues well acquainted with you, your work, and your academic background.
  3. Documents - transcripts of the highest degree. The transcript must include a list of courses taken and the grades received.
  4. Proof of English proficiency. Adhere to the minimum score set by the organization.
  5. Written statement verifying the applicant’s native language is English.
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