Selected Professions Fellowships


AAUW advances equality for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. AAUW breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance. AAUW is a nationwide network of more than 170,000 members and supporters, 1,000 local branches, and 800 college and university partners.

AAUW is one of the nation’s largest sources of private funding exclusively for educational programs that directly benefit women and girls. Every year AAUW awards fellowships and grants to more than 200 women. In principle and practice, AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or class.

Program Purpose

The Selected Professions Fellowships Program was created in 1970 to support women in professional degree programs in fields where female participation traditionally has been low.


January 12, 2015, by 5:00 P.M. Central Time

Deadline for online submission of application and mail date for supporting documents by) and mailing receipt date for all supporting documents for the July 1-June 30 fellowship year.

January 20, 2015, by 5:00 P.M. Central Time

Deadline for online submission of recommendations.

April 15, 2015

Notification of awards mailed to all applicants. Fellows and Grantees posted on AAUW’s website at AAUW is not able to honor requests for earlier notification.

July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016

Fellowship year