http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/selected-professions-fellowships/

National deadline: January 10, 2017 11:59pm Central Time

Eligibility requirements:

  • Women who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • Academic excellence
  • Pursuit of or current enrollment in a master's degree program in architecture, computer science, engineering, mathematics or statistics.
  • Ethnic minorities in pursuit of or enrollment in business administration, law and medicine

Award summary: AAUW Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women who intend to pursue or are enrolled in full-time study at accredited U.S. institutions through a designated degree program in which women's participation traditionally has been low.

Application process: online and hard copy; see website above for complete instructions

Online application requirements:

  • Proposed fellowship project
  • Academic/professional background
  • Career plans and professional goals
  • Narrative autobiography
  • Budget
  • Letters of recommendation (3)


Hard-copy requirements:

  • Official transcripts of postsecondary academic work from all institutions where degrees were earned
  • Official transcript for graduate work currently in progress
  • Filing fee: $35 (nonrefundable)

NOTE: Separate instructions for architecture and law students. Please refer to the AAUW website.

Faculty representative: Keith Raether

Contact: aauw@act.org or (319) 688-4334

Mailing address: AAUW Career Development Grants  
c/o ACT Inc.
P.O. Box 4030
Iowa City, IA 52243-4030

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AAUW Career Development Grants  
c/o ACT Inc.  
101 ACT Drive  
Iowa City, IA 52243