AAUW has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. One of the world's largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW is providing more than $3 million in funding for more than 200 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2009-10 academic year. Due to the longstanding, generous contributions of AAUW members across the U.S., a broader community of women continues to gain access to educational and economic opportunities — breaking through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance.
AAUW Fellowships and Grants
At the national level, AAUW supports women's education through several types of fellowships and grants. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. For information about AAUW Laguna Beach branch's local scholarships and grants, see the Local Scholarships and Community Grants page of this website.
- American Fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations and scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave or for preparing completed research for publication. More . . . .
- Career Development Grants support women who hold a bachelor's degree and who are preparing to advance their careers, change careers, or re-enter the work force.
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- Community Action Grants provide seed money to individual women, AAUW branches and AAUW state organizations, as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls.
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- International Fellowships are awarded for full-time graduate or postgraduate study or research to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. More . . . .
- Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who intend to pursue a full-time course of study (during the fellowship year) in designated degree programs where women's participation traditionally has been low. More . . . .