The American Association of University Women through the Educational Foundation has been giving fellowships to both American and international graduate women since 1888 and will be continuing the program for the 1979–1980 academic year.
For women in the United States the AAUW Educational Foundation awards dissertation and postdoctoral fellowships to those individuals who have achieved distinction or promise of distinction in their fields of scholarly work. There are no restrictions on the age of the applicant, the academic field, or the place of study. However, great importance is attached to the project on which the applicant wishes to work, its probable significance as a contribution to knowledge, and the applicant's qualifications to pursue it. There are approximately 70 dissertation fellowships available and several awards for postdoctoral fellowships; stipends range from $3500 to $6000 (up to $9000 for postdoctoral fellowships). Applicants must be citizens of the United States or hold permanent resident status at the time of application and must intend to pursue their professional careers in the United States.