AAU International Fellowships 2023 for Graduate and Postgraduate Students
Qualified and outstanding candidates are invited to apply for the AAU International Fellowships 2023 for Graduate and Postgraduate Students in the United States, which are awarded based on academic excellence and a proven dedication to women and girls.
This AAU International Fellowships program offers assistance to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and who plan to pursue a professional career in their home country by supporting their full-time graduate or postdoctoral studies in the United States.
The International Fellowships have been established since 1917 and offer a restricted number of grants for women who are members of Graduate Women International (GWI) and are interested in studying outside their home country (excluding their home country). The program supports both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions. Candidates must have completed a degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree by the application deadline and should have already applied to their intended institutions of study by that time. The selection of awardees is based on their academic accomplishments and their proven dedication to the advancement of women and girls.
The beneficiaries of the program return to their home countries and assume leadership roles in various fields, including business, government, academia, community activism, the arts, or scientific fields.
Eligibility for the AAU International Fellowships 2023 for Graduate and Postgraduate Students:
- Applicants must have citizenship in a country other than the U.S. or possession of a nonimmigrant visa if residing in the U.S. Women who are currently or expect to be during the fellowship year, U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or dual citizens with the U.S. and another country.
- Applicants must hold an academic degree (earned in the U.S. or abroad) equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree completed by November 15, 2022.
- Applicants must intend to devote themselves full-time to the proposed academic plan during the fellowship year.
- Applicants must intend to return to their home country to pursue a professional career upon completion of their studies.
- Applicants must be proficient in English and confirm proficiency by submitting one of the Required Components, which include certain English proficiency exams, transcripts from English-speaking institutions, or a written statement verifying English is the applicant’s native language.
- Applicants planning to take one of the accepted English proficiency exams should plan for and take the test as early as possible.
- Master’s/first professional degree and doctoral applicants must have applied by November 15, 2023, to an accredited institution of study for the period of the fellowship year and must indicate the name of the institution in the International Fellowship application. While acceptance is not required at the time of application, fellows must provide official confirmation from the institution with their award acceptance materials.
- 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. Certificates, associate degrees, and undergraduate degrees are ineligible.
- Doctoral fellowships are intended for doctorate degrees classified as research degrees, such as Ph.D. or Ed.D.
- Postdoctoral applicants must provide proof of their doctorate degree; hold a doctorate classified as a research degree (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D., D.B.A., D.M.) or an M.F.A. by November 15, 2023; and indicate where they will conduct their research.
- Master’s/first professional degree and doctoral applicants must be enrolled in a U.S.-accredited institution located in the U.S. during the fellowship year.
- A limited number of awards are available to Graduate Women International members for study or research in any country other than their own. Note that foreign branches of U.S. institutions are considered outside of the U.S.
- Applicants can apply for the fellowship for any year of their program but must be conducting a full year of study or research. International Fellowships do not provide funding for a partial year of study or research. Programs ending prior to April of the fellowship year are not eligible.
Benefits of the AAU International Fellowships 2023 for Graduate and Postgraduate Students:
- Master’s/first professional degree: $20,000
- Doctoral: $25,000
- Postdoctoral: $50,000
- Educational expenses
- Living expenses
- Dependent child care
- Travel to professional meetings, conferences, or seminars that do not exceed 10% of the fellowship total.
Method of Application for the AAU International Fellowships 2023 for Graduate and Postgraduate Students:
Those who are eligible and interested in the AAU International Fellowships for Graduate and Postgraduate Students should complete and submit the online application form for the fellowship program. If you have any inquiries or require technical assistance from ISTS, the technical consultant, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If prompted for a program key on the website, please enter AAUW-IF. Applicants are advised not to decline communications from ISTS to guarantee that they receive crucial updates from AAUW.
Application Deadline: November 15, 2023.
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