The International Fellowships have been around since 1917. The is program founded to provide support for women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States. However, these women must not be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and plan to return to their home countries to pursue a professional career.
There are limited number of awards available for study outside of the U.S. (excluding the applicant’s home country) to women who are members of Graduate Women International.
The graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited United States institutions are backed. The interested applicants must have attained the equivalent of a U.S. Bachelor’s degree by the application closing and must have applied to their proposed institutions of study during the time of the application.
They are as well selected for academic achievement and displayed a commitment to girls and women. The candidates will return to their various countries to become leaders in government, business, academia, community activism, the arts, or scientific fields.
This Fellowships programs cover the following:
• Master’s/first professional degree: The worth is $18,000
• Doctoral: The worth is $20,000
• Postdoctoral: The worth is $30,000
Eligibility Criteria for International Fellowships:
• These Fellowships programs are not open to prior recipients of any AAUW national fellowship or grant.
• The Members of the American Association of University Women’s board of directors, panels committees, task forces, and staff, as well as current interns, are not eligible to apply for the AAUW’s fellowships and grants. • An applicant holding a recent award is eligible for election or appointment to boards, panels, committees, and task forces.
• The International Fellowships are open to applicants who are women, in all fields of study at an accredited institution of higher education or, for postdoctoral fellows, research. The American Association of University Women will give the final verdict about what constitutes qualified institutions.
• The unsuccessful applicants may apply again.
For you to be qualified for an International Fellowships, you must meet the following requirements:
• You must have a citizenship in a country other than the U.S. or be in possession of a Nonimmigrant Visa if living in the U.S.
• The women who are currently, or expect to be during the fellowship year; a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, or dual citizen with the U.S. and another country can’t apply for these fellowships.
• You must possess an academic degree (received in the U.S. or abroad) equivalent to a U.S. Bachelor’s degree completed by November 15, 2021.
• Desire to commit themselves into full-time to the proposed academic plan during the fellowship year.
• The qualified women who plan to return to their home countries to pursue a professional career and upon completion of their studies.
• The qualified applicants must be professional in English and confirm proficiency and submit one of the following required document:
° English mastery exams
° Transcripts from English-speaking institutions, or a written statement noting that English is the applicant’s native language
• The candidates who are planning to take one of the accepted English mastery exams should plan for and take the test as early as possible. Do direct questions about the tests to the test provider
• Master’s/first professional degree and doctoral candidates must have applied by November 15, 2022, to an accredited institution of study for the period of the fellowship year and must present the name of the institution in the International Fellowship application. Though, acceptance is not needed at the time of application. However, fellows must present official confirmation from the institution with their award acceptance materials
• The Master’s/first professional degree fellowships are schemed for Master’s or professional degree-level programs which include 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 not eligible.
• The doctoral fellowships are schemed for Doctorate degrees classified as research degrees, such as Ph.D. or Ed.D
• The Postdoctoral candidates must provide the proof of their Doctorate; possess 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, 2022; and indicate where they will perform their research
• The Master’s/first professional degree and Doctoral candidates must be registered in a U.S. accredited institution located in the U.S. in the fellowship year.
• The number of awards available to Graduate Women International members for study or research in any country other than their own are limited.
• Interested applicants can apply for the Fellowships for any year of their program but must be conducting a full year of study or research.
• Master’s/first professional degrees and doctoral fellowships endorse traditional classroom-based courses of study at colleges or universities.
• Note: These Fellowships programs do not provide funding for distance-learning or online programs or degrees heavily dependent on distance-learning components
Note: The final verdict on distance learning under these fellowships will be announced by the American Association of University Women.
How to Apply?
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Application Deadline: November 15, 2022
The interested applicants should note that the Fellowships programs do not fund part-time programs. Therefore, if you’re thinking of applying for these fellowships, we advise you to apply for the full-time package.