Women's and Gender Studies

Mosiac of Knowledge

Fellowships and Grants

Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellowship in Women and Public Policy

In honor of pioneering feminist economist Mariam K. Chamberlain (MKC), IWPR offers a fellowship in public policy to a promising scholar each year. The Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellow contributes to a variety of research projects to inform policies affecting women.

Available to women with a B.S in social sciences, statistics, mathematics, or economics

Deadline: February

AAUW Educational Funding Opportunities

American Fellowships

Available to women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.

Deadline: November 15th

Career Development Grants

Career Development Grants provide funding to women who hold a bachelor's degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or re-enter the workforce. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields.

Deadline: December 15th

Community Action Grants

Community Action Grants provide funds to individuals, AAUW branches, and AAUW state organizations as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equality for women and girls.

Deadline: January 15th

International Fellowships

Community Action Grants provide funds to individuals, AAUW branches, and AAUW state organizations as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equality for women and girls.

Deadline: December 1st

International Project Grants

To create lasting support for women and girls across the globe, AAUW gives grants to recent International Fellowship alumnae who have returned to their home countries to build on their academic work and implement community-based projects that will improve the lives of women and girls.

Deadline: December 15th

Selected Professions Fellowship

Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study at accredited U.S. institutions during the fellowship year in one of the designated degree programs where women's participation traditionally has been low. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded for the following master's programs: Architecture, Computer/information sciences, Engineering, Mathematics/statistics.

Deadline: January 10th

NWSA Awards

NWSA Graduate Scholarship

NWSA will award $1,000 to a student who, in the fall of the year of the award, will be engaged in the research or writing stages of a Master's Thesis or Ph.D. Dissertation in the interdisciplinary field of women's studies. The research project must enhance the NWSA mission. This opportunity is open to current NWSA invididual members.

Requirements:

  • Current individual membership
  • Online application form
  • PDF of CV
  • Two letters of recommendation

Deadline: May 15 each calendar year

Lesbian Caucus Award

The purpose of the annual NWSA Lesbian Caucus Award is to provide a $500 research award in recognition of a Master's Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation research project in areas of Lesbian, Queer, and LGBT Studies that resonates with the mission of NWSA.

Requirements:

  • Letters of recommendation

Deadline: May 15 each calendar year

NWSA Women of Color Caucus-Frontiers Student Essay Award

The purpose of the National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) Women of Color Caucus-Frontiers Student Essay Awards is to discover, encourage, and promote the intellectual development of emerging scholars who engage in critical theoretical discussions and/or analyses about feminist/womanist issues concerning women and girls of color in the United States and the diaspora.

Up to four (4) $500 awards are available for women of color who are current graduate students and members of NWSA.

Submissions must be from women of color who are NWSA members and currently enrolled in graduate or professional programs.

Deadline: May