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American Association of University Women: Career Development Grants
SOURCE: American Association of University Women (AAUW)
$ AVAILABLE: $2,000-$12,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents whose last degree was received before June 30, 2013. Funds are available for tuition, fees, books, supplies, local transportation and dependent care.
PURPOSE: 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 health and medical sciences, education or social sciences. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields. Grants support course work beyond a bachelor’s degree, including a master’s degree, second bachelor’s degree, certification program or specialized training in technical or professional fields. Course work must be taken at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States or at a technical school that is fully licensed or accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. Funds are not available for doctorate-level work.
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From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Oct. 5, 2020.
Subject(s): scholarships, health professions training, health care training.
American Association of University Women: Research Publication Grants in Engineering, Medicine and Science
SOURCE: American Association of University Women (AAUW)
$ AVAILABLE: $10,000-$35,000.
• Grants are not open to previous recipients of any AAUW national fellowship or grant (not including branch or local awards or Community Action Grants).
• Members of the AAUW Board of Directors, committees, panels, task forces and staff, including current interns, are not eligible to apply for AAUW’s fellowships and grants. A person holding a current award is eligible for election or appointment to boards, committees, panels and task forces.
• Grants are open to scholars who identify as women and who are conducting basic research in engineering, medicine or physical or biological sciences. AAUW follows the National Science Foundation’s definition of basic research: “activity aimed at acquiring new knowledge or understanding without specific immediate commercial application or use.”
• The grantee must plan to publish this research in a scholarly scientific publication within six months of the end of the grant year and be listed as the sole author, senior author, first author or an author of equivalent significance.
• Applicants must hold a doctorate degree in engineering, medicine or the physical or biological sciences.
• Tenured professors are not eligible.
• The grants are for tenure track, part-time and temporary faculty, as well as new and established researchers at universities.
• Applicants may not apply for another AAUW national fellowship or grant in the same year.
PURPOSE: Having a strong publication record is a key to receiving promotions and tenure in engineering, medicine and science. Yet persistent gender stereotypes and bias in these fields can make it difficult for women to find the time and institutional support needed to publish their research. These grants help women overcome these barriers by funding research projects that will culminate in scholarly publications.
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From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Oct. 5, 2020.
Subject(s): scholarships.