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AAUW International Fellowships for Women USA, 2023/2024

Enter a world of limitless opportunities with the International Fellowships program, a treasured initiative that has been in place since 1917. This program extends an invaluable opportunity to non-U.S. citizens, offering them the chance to pursue their dreams of graduate or postdoctoral studies within the United States. More than just scholarships, these fellowships are designed to empower women with a vision to effect positive change in their home countries following the completion of their studies.

Rooted in a commitment to academic excellence and dedicated to advancing women’s interests, this program supports women across diverse fields. With a focus on fostering leadership potential, these fellowships encompass various degrees and offer financial support, enabling recipients to emerge as influential figures in domains ranging from business and government to academia, community engagement, arts, and sciences.

Delve into a legacy that spans over a century – the International Fellowships program, a steadfast support system for women who aspire to pursue graduate or postdoctoral studies in the United States. Beyond being a mere scholarship, it acts as a bridge connecting resolute minds across geographical boundaries. This initiative is tailored for non-U.S. citizens and permanent residents, holding a special place for those who harbor the intention to return to their home countries, thereby contributing their newfound expertise to shape the trajectory of their nations. Notably, the program offers a distinctive dimension for members of Graduate Women International: the opportunity to study abroad, creating a mosaic of global possibilities.

Scholarship Description:

  • Host University: American Association of University Women;
  • Host Country: USA;
  • Study Level: Masters Level;
  • Scholarship Type: Partial Funding;
  • Scholarship Worth: 20,000$ – 25,000$;
  • Eligible Countries: National and International Students;
  • Subjects Available: All Subjects;
  • Application Deadline: November 15th, 2023.

The AAUW International Fellowships for Women are now available to both national and international students across all fields, offering them the opportunity to embark on a transformative educational journey at the American Association of University Women in USA.

Scholarship Benefits:

Education knows no borders, and these fellowships stand as a testament to this belief, manifesting in the following ways: Empowering Ambition:

The financial support is substantial:

  • Master’s/first professional degree: $20,000
  • Doctoral: $25,000
  • Postdoctoral: $50,000

Eligibility Requirements:

The doors to this transformative journey swing open for those who meet the following criteria:

  • Citizenship beyond the U.S. or holding a nonimmigrant visa while residing in the United States.
  • Possession of an academic degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree.
  • A commitment to dedicating full-time efforts to the academic plan during the fellowship year.
  • A strong determination to return to their home country post-studies for a professional career.
  • Proficiency in English, as evidenced through various accepted language components.

Application Process:

  • Master’s/first professional degree and doctoral applicants should apply to U.S.-accredited institutions and specify the institution’s name in their International Fellowship application.
  • Doctoral fellowships are specifically tailored for research-focused degrees such as Ph.D. or Ed.D.
  • Postdoctoral applicants are required to provide evidence of their doctorate degree, accompanied by details about their intended research location.
  • Venturing Within U.S. Borders: Fellows must be enrolled in a U.S.-accredited institution during the fellowship year, ensuring they fully immerse themselves in the rich academic landscape of the United States.
  • Embracing Global Opportunities: A select number of awards are reserved for members of Graduate Women International, providing them with a unique opportunity to study or conduct research in a country other than their own. This element embodies the overarching vision of the program.
  • Timelines and Formats: Fellows can apply for any year of their academic program, but the duration of study or research must span a full year. Partial-year endeavors are not covered by the program. Additionally, distance learning or online programs are not within the program’s purview, underscoring its emphasis on traditional classroom-based education.

The International Fellowships program goes beyond just providing financial support. It creates a community of empowered women who will make a difference in the world through their efforts. From the beginning of the application process to achieving their academic goals, these women become catalysts for change, showing how education can bring about transformation.

Supporting Documents:

Applicants interested in the International Fellowships program are required to provide a set of supporting documents to present their qualifications and aspirations effectively. While these requirements might vary depending on the specific program or level of study, the following documents are commonly requested:

  • Transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation

Admission Requirements:

To be eligible for the International Fellowships program, applicants typically need to fulfill the following general admission requirements:

  • Educational Background: Applicants should have an academic background equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree. This ensures a foundational level of knowledge and competence.
  • Citizenship or Visa Status: Applicants should be non-U.S. citizens or hold a nonimmigrant visa if residing in the U.S.
  • Commitment to Full-time Study: Fellows are expected to dedicate themselves full-time to their academic pursuits during the fellowship year.
  • Intent to Return Home: An important requirement is the applicant’s commitment to return to their home country after completing their studies in the United States, with the aim of contributing to their country’s development.
  • English Proficiency: Proficiency in English is necessary for effective communication and academic success during the fellowship period. Different components of language proficiency might be considered.

Language Requirements

Language proficiency is a crucial component of the International Fellowships program. Proficiency in English ensures that fellows can fully engage in their academic studies, research, discussions, and other activities during their time in the United States. The program often accepts scores from well-recognized English language tests, including:

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic)

Official Website:

For more information, please visit the university’s official website:https://www.aauw.org/resources/programs/fellowships-grants/current-opportunities/international/