’s International Fellowship program has been in existence since 1917. The program provides support for pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. A limited number of awards are available for study outside of the United States (excluding the applicant’s home country) to who are members of Graduate International (see the list of GWI affiliates). Preference is given to who show prior commitment to the advancement of and girls through civic, community, or professional work.

Up to five for master’s/first professional degrees will be renewable for a second year; renewal instructions will be provided to fellows during their fellowship year.

Location:

United States

 Benefits

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

International Fellowship funds are available for

Educational expenses
Living expenses
Dependent child care
Travel to professional meetings, , or seminars, as long as it does not exceed 10 percent of the fellowship

 Eligibilities

  • International Fellowships are not open to previous recipients of any AAUW national fellowship or grant (not including branch or local awards or Community Action Grants). Members and officers of the AAUW Board of Directors are not eligible to apply for fellowships and grant awards. AAUW staff or volunteers with decision-making authority who wish to apply for an award must recuse themselves from the decision-making process.
  • Unsuccessful applicants may reapply.
    To be eligible for an International Fellowship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Have citizenship in a country other than the United States or possession of a nonimmigrant visa if residing in the United States. Women holding dual citizenship in the United States and another country or who are permanent legal residents of the United States are not eligible.
  • Hold an academic degree (earned in the United States or abroad) equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree completed by September 30, .
  • Intend to devote herself full-time to the proposed academic plan during the fellowship year
  • Intend to return to her home country to pursue a professional career
  • Be proficient in English. Unless the applicant can verify that her native language is English, that she received her secondary diploma or undergraduate degree from an English-speaking institution, or that she will have completed one semester of full-time study in her discipline at an English-speaking college or university between October 2015 and September 30, 2017 (transcript required for validation), she must upload a recent ETS TOEFL* (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score (no older than December 2015). Institutional TOEFL scores and other English proficiency test scores (such as IELTS) will not be accepted. Minimum score acceptable: 550 for Paper-Based Test (TOEFL PBT); 79 for Internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT); 60 for Revised TOEFL Paper-Delivered Test.
  • Master’s/first professional degree and doctoral applicants must have applied by December 1, 2017, to an accredited institution of study for the period of the fellowship year and must indicate the name of the institution in the International Fellowship application.
  • Master’s/first professional degree fellowships are intended for master’s or professional degree-level programs such as J.D., M.F.A., L.L.M., M.Arch., or medical degrees such as M.D., D.D.S., etc.
  • Doctoral fellowships are intended for doctorate degrees, such as Ph.D. or Ed.D.
  • Postdoctoral applicants must provide proof of their doctorate degree; hold a doctorate classified as a research degree (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D., D.B.A., D.M.) or an M.F.A. by December 1, 2017; and indicate where they will conduct their research.
  • Master’s/first professional degree and doctoral applicants must be enrolled in a U.S. accredited institution located in the United States during the fellowship year.
  • A limited number of awards are available to GWI members for study or research in any country other than their own. Note that foreign branches of U.S. institutions are considered outside of the United States.
  • Applicants must be conducting a full year of study or research. International Fellowships do not provide funding for a partial year of study or research. Programs ending prior to April of the fellowship year are not eligible.
  • Master’s/first professional degree and doctoral fellowships support traditional classroom-based courses of study at colleges or universities. This fellowship program does not provide funding for distance-learning or online programs or for degrees heavily dependent on distance-learning components. Final decisions about what constitutes distance learning under these fellowships will be made by AAUW.

Eligible Regions: Open For All (except United States)

 APPLICATION PROCESS

Eligibility

  1. Applicants must pass the eligibility quiz to be reviewed by the selection panel.
  2. Applicant Recommendations
    Provide three recommenders who are professors or professional colleagues well acquainted with you, your work, and your academic background, in striving towards scholarly pursuits. When possible, recommenders should be professors or professional colleagues in the applicant’s home country who can speak about the applicant’s qualifications and about the country’s need for the specialized skill or knowledge she plans to acquire with her proposed study or research. AAUW does not accept references from dossier services.
  3. Academics
  4. Narratives
  5. Budget
  6. Uploads
    -Proof of highest degree* — applicant will upload transcripts*, ** from the college or university where the highest degree (not a certificate) was obtained.
    -Transcripts must include a list of courses taken and grades received.
    -If the institution does not provide a transcript or a list of courses taken and grades received or the degree did not require coursework, an official letter* from the institution where the degree was received that includes the degree completion date must be uploaded.
    -Do not upload copies of additional certificates or other documents the applicant may have received during her .
    -Proof of current enrollment (currently-enrolled applications only) — applicant will upload transcripts*, **/lists of courses*/institution letters* from the college or university in which the applicant is currently enrolled, if she is enrolled.
    -Transcripts must include a list of courses taken and grades received.
    -Many transcripts do not include current coursework. If fall 2017 semester grades are not available and are not on your transcript, a list of courses taken that semester must be provided by the institution’s Office of the Registrar.
    -If the institution does not provide a transcript or a list of courses taken and grades received or the degree did not require coursework, an official letter* from the institution where the degree was received that includes the degree completion date must be uploaded.
    -Proof of bachelor’s degree* — applicant will upload any one of the following:
    -Transcript*, ** showing degree and date received (must be on or before September 30, 2017)
    -Copy of diploma* showing date degree was received (must be on or before September 30, 2017)
    -Copy of acceptance letter* to, or current enrollment in, a graduate-level program at a U.S. institution
    -Proof of doctorate or M.F.A. degree* (postdoctoral applicants only) — applicant will upload any of the following:
    -Transcript* showing degree and date received (must be on or before December 1, 2017)
    -Official letter* from institution where degree was received that includes the degree completion date
    -Copy of diploma* showing date degree was received (must be on or before December 1, 2017)
    -Official report of TOEFL test scores or waiver request — applicant will upload report or request waiver and, if applicable, upload transcript based on criteria described above.
    -Letter of admission*— applicant will upload a letter of admission* from the proposed institution of study or research.
    -If the applicant has not been accepted at the time of application, she must list the name of at least one institution to which she has applied.
    -Fellows must provide official confirmation from the institution with their acceptance materials.
  7. C.V./Résumé
  8. Payment
    The $30 filing fee is required to cover the cost of administering the application process. Payment will be accepted through Braintree. AAUW does not provide application fee refunds for ineligible, incomplete, or unsuccessful applications. Applicants not residing in the United States at the time of application may request a waiver of the filing fee if they are unable to obtain U.S. dollars or if it is a hardship for them to pay the fee. Requests must be submitted in the online application. Applicants already residing in the United States may not request a waiver.
    * A certified English translation is required for all documents provided in a foreign language, including transcripts, letters, and diplomas. Translations must bear a mark of certification or official signature that the translation is true and complete.

** All transcripts provided must include the applicant’s full name, the school’s name, all courses, and all grades, as well as any other information requested in the application instructions.

Application Deadline: December 1, 2017

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