AAUW International Fellowship Program 2016

AAUW International Fellowship Program 2016

Last date to apply

December 1, 2016

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About AAUW International Fellowship Program

  • AAUW International Fellowship are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
    • Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported.
    • At the time of applying for the fellowship, female candidates must have applied to their proposed institutions of study.
    • Up to five International Fellowships for master’s/first professional degrees will be renewable for a second year
    • A limited number of awards are available to GWI members for study or research in any country other than their own. 
    • 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. 
  • Till date International Fellowships have been awarded to more than 3,300 women from more than 130 nations.

About the Fellowship

  • 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.
  • Term of the Fellowship: July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018
  • Last Date to apply: December 1, 2016, by 11:59 p.m. Central Time

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AAUW International Fellowship Program Eligibility Criteria

Gender Females Only
Region Global
Class/ Age Graduate
  • Nationality: Females should have citizenship in a country other than the United States or possession of a non -immigrant visa if residing in the United States
  • Academic Qualification: The candidate should have a Bachelor’s Degree by September 30, 2016 
    • Candidate should intend to devote herself full-time to the proposed academic plan during the fellowship year
    • Candidate should intend to return to her home country to pursue a professional career
    • Be proficient in English
    • Master’s/first professional degree and doctoral applicants must have applied by December 1, 2016, to an accredited institution of study
    • 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

AAUW International Fellowship Program Reward

International Fellowship funds are available for

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


Amount payable

Master’s/first professional degree







AAUW International Fellowship Program Application form and Process

Candidates have to apply Online at the official website. Candidates have to provide three recommenders who are professors or professional colleagues.

Click Here to Apply Online

Enclosures to be uploaded

  • Transcripts: Candidates have to upload official transcripts from the college or university where the highest degree was obtained
  • Proof of bachelor’s degree
  • Proof of doctorate degree
  • Official report of TOEFL test scores or waiver request 
  • Letter of admission
  • C.V./Résumé
  • Narratives
  • Budget

AAUW International Fellowship Program Selection Process

  • The International Fellowships Panel shortlists the candidates who becomes the beneficiaries of the Fellowship
  • Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis according to funds available in a given fiscal year.
  • The following criteria apply to the selection of International Fellowships:

Acceptable TOEFL score


Residing in home country at time of application


Position on return to home country

don’t know/planned/confirmed

Academic and/or professional qualifications

20 points

Applicant’s commitment to the advancement of women and girls in her home country

15 points

Proposed time schedule

10 points

Quality and feasibility of proposed plan of study or research

10 points

Demonstrated evidence of prior community and/or civic service in home country

15 points

Applicant’s country’s need for the specialized knowledge or skill

10 points

Financial need

10 points

Motivation for graduate study or research

10 points


100 Points

AAUW International Fellowship Program Address

1111 Sixteenth St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
202.785.7700   800.326.2289

AAUW International Fellowship Program Contact Details

Email: connect@aauw.org

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