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November 14, 2016



Fellowships for women scholars application deadline Nov. 15

By Glenda Leung

The American Association of University Women, or AAUW, invites women scholars to apply for its American Fellowships. These fellowships support women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication. Doctoral candidates, postdoctoral researchers and tenure-track or part-time faculty are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications are due Nov. 15.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents.

Three award categories are available to support women at various stages of their academic careers:

  • Doctoral level: American Dissertation Fellowships worth $20,000 provide one-year support to offset a scholar's living expenses in the final year of dissertation writing. Open to applicants in all fields of study. Scholars engaged in science, technology, engineering and math fields or researching gender issues are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Postdoc level: American Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships worth $30,000 provide assistance to women faculty in obtaining tenure and further promotions by enabling them to spend a year pursuing independent research. Its purpose is to increase the number of women in tenure-track faculty positions and to promote equality for women in higher education.
  • Faculty level: American Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants worth $6,000 provide eight weeks of support to women scholars to prepare research manuscripts for publication. These grants can be awarded to both tenure-track and part-time faculty, and new and established researchers. The grants are designed to assist the candidate in obtaining tenure and other promotions. Tenured professors are not eligible. 

Other upcoming funding opportunities include International Fellowships for international women scholars, deadline Dec. 1; Career Development Grants, deadline Dec. 15; and Selected Professions Fellowships, deadline Jan. 10.

American Association of University Women has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the U.S. and around the globe. One of the world's largest sources of funding for graduate women, the association provided more than $3.7 million in funding for more than 241 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2015–2016 academic year.

Visit the American Association of University Women Manhattan Branch website or email manhattanksaauw@gmail.com to learn more about local scholarship opportunities, monthly meetings, programs and membership benefits. Membership is open to anyone with an associate, or equivalent, or higher degree. E-student affiliation for all full-time K-State undergraduate students is free.