AAUW International Fellowship award value differs according to the level of study.
Separate applications must be completed by candidates with all the required documents.
Only five International Fellowships for master’s/ first professional degrees will be renewable for a second year.
For this, fellows will receive application information for these programs during their fellowship year.
Women who demonstrate a prior commitment to the advancement of women and girls through the civic, community, or professional work are given preference. AAUW International Fellowships do not provide funding for distance-learning or online programs.
Commitment to the advancement of women and girls in her home country is taken into evaluation.
Quality and feasibility of the proposed plan of study or research
Provide proof of prior community and/or civic service in the home country.
Financial need is considered.
Demonstration of motivation for graduate study or research.
Applicants should be from an underrepresented area of the country and/or type of university other than a top-level research institution.
Note: Applications, supporting documents, recommendations, etc. become the sole property of AAUW and will neither be returned nor held for another year.
AAUW International Fellowship program encourages female students to pursue master’s, doctoral and post-doctoral degrees at universities in the USA.
A limited no. of awards are offered to the recipients of AAUW International Fellowships.
Upto 5 masters’s/first professional degrees will be renewable for a second year.
The award value for various degrees are mentioned in the following table:
Degree/ Level of Study
Master’s/First Professional degree
AAUW International Fellowships award can be used for educational expenses, living expenses, dependent child care, etc, Travel to professional meetings, conferences, or seminars as long as it does not exceed 10% of the fellowship.
There are some exceptions to the stipend- some exceptions based on relevant tax treaties and statuses, the fellowship stipend is subject to a 14 or 30 percent tax. AAUW International Fellowships does not cover :
Purchase of equipment
Previous expenditures, deficits, or repayment of loans
Institutional (overhead) costs
Tuition for dependent’s education
Travel to or from a fellow’s home country
Travel to or from the fellow’s research location, if abroad (does not apply to fellows who are GWI members with AAUW approval to study or research in a country other than their own
Interested women candidates can visit the official website of AAUW International Fellowships regarding further updates for fellowship programs.