AAUW International Fellowships in USA | 2018

AAUW’s International Fellowship program is established in 1917 with a purpose to provides support for women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Preference is given to women who show prior commitment to the advancement of women and girls through civic, community, or professional work.

Host Country: United States of America

Level/Field(s) of study:

Graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions.


Applicants must be women and 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 are not eligible. Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree by 30 September 2017, and must have applied to their proposed institutions of study by the time of the application.

It is important to read the full eligibility criteria. See the official website for more details.

Grant Value:

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

Application Timeline: 

  • December 1, 2017, by 11:59 p.m. Central Time
    Deadline for online submission of application, recommendations, and supporting documents.
  • April 15, 2018
    Notification of decisions e-mailed to all applicants. When April 15 falls on a weekend, notifications will be emailed on the next business day. AAUW is not able to honor requests for earlier notification.
  • July 1, 2018–June 30, 2019
    Fellowship year