AAUW American Dissertation Fellowship

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Amount
Awarded

$20,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

November 1, 2020

Sunday
Awarded By:

American Association of University Women Educational Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards varies annually. Last year there were 49 awards offered.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  3. Must be female.
  4. Must be completing her first doctoral degree.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is for U.S. women who are completing dissertations.

Application requirements for the AAUW American Dissertation Fellowship are:

  • Recommendation letter (3)
  • Official Transcript
  • Resume
  • Narratives
  • Budget
  • Instituional Cerification Form
  • Institutional Letter (if required)
  • $40 Filing Fee
  • Application form
Additional Information: The American Fellowships program has been in existence since 1888, making it the oldest noninstitutional source of graduate funding for women in the United States. American Fellowships support women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication. Dissertation Fellowships must be used for the final year of writing the dissertation. It is to be used to offset a scholar's living expenses while she completes her dissertation. All awards are evaluated based on scholarly excellence; quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research. Notification of decision e-mails are sent to each applicant in April.

Award Amount: $6,000 to $30,000 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $20,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, November 1, 2020

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, November 1, 2020

Additional information can be found on the American Association of University Women (AAUW) website. In addition to the completed application, the student must also submit: three letters of recommendation from advisers, colleagues, or others well acquainted with her work; official copy of her transcript; an institutional certification form; an institutional letter, if required; a current C.V. or resume; narratives based on the topics listed on the application; a proposed budget; and a $40 filing fee paid through PayPal. All application materials are due by 11:59 p.m. CST on the deadline date.
Contact: Theon Gruber Ford
Address: AAUW National Office 1111 Sixteenth St. NW Washington, District of Columbia 20036

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