Career Development Grant


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

Career Development Grants provide assistance to women who, through additional higher education, technical training, or participation in professional development institutes, are making career changes, seeking to advance in current careers, or re-entering the workforce.  Primary consideration is given to women of color, women pursuing credentials in nontraditional fields, and women who do not currently hold an advanced degree.

Grants provide support for coursework toward degree programs other than a Ph.D., or for specialized training in technical or professional fields.

Award Amount: $2,000-12,000


December 15, 2014, by 5:00 p.m., Central Time

Deadline for online submission of application

December 22, 2014, by 5:00 p.m., Central Time

Deadline for online submission of recommendation

April 15, 2015

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

July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016

Grant year