American Dissertation Fellowships at the American Association of University Women

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American Dissertation Fellowships at the American Association of University Women

The American Association of University Women is seeking high caliber applicants to take part in the American Dissertation Fellowship for the academic year 2020-21.The program is accessible for the US citizens or permanent resident.

The American Association of University Women was established in 1881. It is a non-profit organization that advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research. AAUW is one of the world’s largest sources of funding exclusively for women who have graduated from college.

Who may Eligible

  • Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Fellowships are open to women scholars in all fields of study.
  • The Fellowship must be used for the final year of writing the dissertation.
  • Applicants must have completed all coursework, passed all preliminary exams, and had the dissertation research proposal or plan approved by November 1, 2019. The doctoral degree/dissertation must be completed between April 1 and June 30, 2021. Degree conferral must be between April 1 and September 15, 2021.
  • Fellows are not required to study in the U.S.
  • Students already holding a fellowship or grant for the purpose of supporting their final year of writing or completing the dissertation the year before the fellowship year are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants may apply up to two times for a fellowship for the same dissertation project.
  • The fellowship is intended for applicants who are completing their first doctoral degree.

How to Apply

In order to take part in the program,

  • Claimants have to submit transcripts for all graduate work and courses listed in the application. Transcripts must show grades for coursework transferred in. If the transcript shows transfer courses and credits without grades, a transcript from the institution where the courses were taken is required. If you studied at an institution that does not require coursework or provide transcripts, an institutional letter stating that is required.
  • Candidates also have to submit a form verifying the completion of all required coursework and qualifying examinations for the doctorate and approval of your dissertation research proposal (plan of research) signed by the department chair, graduate dean, or dissertation director. No substitutions for this form will be accepted.
  • If you will conduct your project at an institution other than your own during the fellowship year, submit a letter from the institution that indicates you have approval from the institution and the authority with whom the work will be done to conduct the research, laboratory or office space, and library privileges during the fellowship year.
  • Provide three recommenders who are the applicant’s advisers, colleagues, or others well acquainted with her, her project/work, and her teaching. One of the three recommendations must be from the applicant’s dissertation director. Standardized or form letter recommendations are discouraged. 
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Benefits: The award amount for the American Dissertation Fellowship is $20,000.

Application Deadline: The deadline for online submission of this application is November 1, 2019, by 11:59 p.m. Central Time

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