Are you a female US citizen or permanent resident with a bachelor’s degree obtained on or
before June 30 2014?
Apply for the AAUW Career Development Grants 2021 to get a grant funding of up to $12,000.
Application Deadline: November 15 2021
Career Development Grants are open to individuals who identify as women and:
All courses of study must occur at a regionally accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States or at a technical school that is fully licensed and/or accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants must reside within the United States during the grant period.
Distance or online learning programs will be funded only if they are conducted through an accredited institution appearing on the U.S. Department of Education’s list of approved online/distance learning programs. Final decisions about what constitutes distance learning under these grants will be made by AAUW.
Applicants are required to indicate their matriculation status within the application. While applicants are not required to already be enrolled or accepted into their preferred institution of study in order to apply, preference is given to those who are able to demonstrate strong commitment or intent in following the proposed plan of study. Awardees must be able to show proof of admission when submitting their acceptance materials.
Career Development Grant funding is not available for:
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Your recommendation must be submitted by a college counselor or adviser, an instructor or a work supervisor who knows you well. AAUW does not accept references from dossier services, such as Parchment or Interfolio.
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 in education, health and medical
sciences, or social sciences. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women
pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields.
Deadline for online submission of application and supporting documents.
Notification of decisions emailed to applicants. AAUW is not able to honor requests for earlier notification.
The panel meets once a year to review applications for funding. Awards are based on the criteria outlined here. The panel’s recommendations are subject to final approval by AAUW. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis according to funds available in a given fiscal year.
To ensure a fair review process, AAUW does not comment on the deliberations of the awards panels. AAUW does not provide evaluations of applications. No provisions exist for reconsideration of grant proposals. Applications and supporting documents become the sole property of AAUW and will not be returned or held for another year.
The following criteria apply to the selection of Career Development Grants:
Opt-out at any time. No strings attached.