AAUW International Fellowship 2025 for Women Students

Are you an aspiring woman leader looking to advance your academic career in the United States? The American Association of University Women (AAUW) offers a fantastic opportunity through its International Fellowship program. Since 1917, this fellowship has supported women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the U.S., helping them to become leaders in their home countries.

Benefits of the AAUW International Fellowship

The AAUW International Fellowship provides substantial financial support, enabling recipients to focus on their studies without the burden of financial constraints and the funding amounts are as follows:

  • Master’s/First Professional Degree: $20,000
  • Doctoral: $25,000
  • Postdoctoral: $50,000

These funds cover educational expenses, living expenses, dependent child care, and travel to professional meetings, conferences, or seminars (up to 10% of the fellowship total).

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the AAUW International Fellowship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Citizenship: Must be a citizen of a country other than the U.S. or possess a nonimmigrant visa if residing in the U.S. Women who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or dual citizens with the U.S. are not eligible.
  • Academic Degree: Must hold an academic degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree by the application deadline.
  • Proposed Academic Plan: Must intend to devote themselves full-time to the proposed academic plan during the fellowship year and return to their home country to pursue a professional career upon completion of their studies.
  • English Proficiency: Must demonstrate proficiency in English by submitting scores from accepted English proficiency exams, transcripts from English-speaking institutions, or a written statement verifying English as the applicant’s native language.
  • Institution Enrollment: Master’s/first professional degree and doctoral applicants must have applied to an accredited institution of study by the AAUW application deadline.

Application Process

The application process for the AAUW International Fellowship is straightforward but requires careful attention to detail. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

  1. Application Portal:
  2. Required Components: Complete all required components, including:
    • Background Information: Personal details and academic history.
    • Proposal: Detailed description of the proposed academic plan.
    • Recommendations: Two recommendations from professors or professional colleagues well-acquainted with the applicant’s academic background.
    • Documents: Proof of highest degree, current enrollment (if applicable), proof of English proficiency, and transcripts.
  3. Submission Deadline: Submit the application, recommendations, and supporting documents online by November 15, 2024, 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
  4. Notification: Decisions will be emailed to all applicants by April 15, 2025.
  5. Fellowship Year: The fellowship runs from July 1, 2025, to June 30, 2026.

Empower your future with the AAUW International Fellowship and join the ranks of women leaders making a global impact.

Dr. Philip Morgan

(Associate Editor) Dr. Philip Morgan is a postdoctoral fellow and lead author at He earned his Master's and Ph.D. from Stanford before pursuing research in the U.S. on a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship. Leveraging his diverse academic background, Dr. Morgan creates informative articles on scholarships, internships, and fellowships for international students. His expertise and passion empower students to achieve their academic goals through international education opportunities.

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