AAUW American Fellowships

September 30, 2009
By Christopher Tassava
The American Fellowship program offers support via Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships and Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants to female scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave from accredited institutions. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence, teaching experience, and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research. AAUW Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships ($30,000) offer one-year support for women who will have earned a doctoral degree by Nov. 15, 2009 Postdoctoral fellowships are available in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Limited additional funds may be available when matched by the fellow's institution. Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants ($6,000) fund women college and university faculty and independent researchers to prepare research for publication. Applicants may be tenure track, part-time, or temporary faculty or new or established scholars and researchers at universities. Time must be available for eight consecutive weeks of final writing, editing, and responding to issues raised in critical reviews. Funds cannot be used for undertaking research. Applicants must have received their doctorates by the application deadline. Scholars with strong publishing records should seek other funding. Applications for both kinds of aid are due by November 15, 2009. More information is available on the AAUW's "American Fellowships " webpage: http://www.aauw.org/education/fga/fellowships_grants/american.cfm