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AAUW American Fellowships-Dissertation Fellowship

Goes By: AAUW Dissertation Fellowship
Fellowship Website

Fellowship for women in all fields of study, to be used for the final year of dissertation writing.

Dissertation Fellowships offset a scholar’s living expenses while she completes her dissertation. The fellowship must be used for the final year of writing the dissertation.

Applicants must have completed all course work, passed all preliminary examinations, and received approval for their research proposals or plans by the preceding November. Students holding fellowships for writing a dissertation in the year prior to the AAUW fellowships year are not eligible.

Open to applicants in all fields of study. Scholars engaged in science, technology, engineering, and math fields or researching gender issues are especially encouraged to apply.

Award Value

A one year award of $20,000 will be given.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Doctoral

Minimum Grade Point Average



US Citizen, Permanent Resident
Campus Nomination Required No
Year of Study Funded Doctoral
Academic Areas:
Areas of Interest: Underrepresented populations
Language Funding No
Location Domestic

Be sure to consult the competition website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.


AAUW Dissertation Fellowship Electronic Deadline
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Last updated: March 1, 2019