AAUW Career Development Grants 2023 Online Application

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Last Updated on August 2, 2023

AAUW Career Development Grants

The 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; science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); or social sciences.

Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields. American Association of University Women (AAUW) originally designed Career Development Grants in 1972 to offer “encouragement” funding to AAUW members seeking to renew or resume academic work for credit toward career or employment advancement.

Grant

  • The grant amount is between $2,000–$20,000.

Eligibility

Career Development Grants are open to women, including people who identify as women, who:

  • are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • hold an earned (not honorary) bachelor’s degree.
  • received their bachelor’s degree on or before June 30, 2016.
  • do not hold an earned (not honorary) graduate or professional degree.
  • plan to enroll or are enrolled in courses/activities that are required for professional employment or advancement.
  • plan to enroll or are enrolled in one of the following program types:
    • Bachelor’s degree program that is different from the field of study of the previously earned bachelor’s degree.
    • Master’s degree program.
    • Certification program.
    • Technical school.
  • Plan to enroll or are enrolled in one of the following fields of study:
    • Education.
    • Health and Medical Sciences.
    • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
    • Social Sciences.

Selection Criteria

The following criteria apply to the selection of Career Development Grants:

  • Demonstrated commitment to education and equity for women and girls.
  • Reason for seeking higher education or technical training.
  • Degree to which study plan is consistent with career objectives.
  • Potential for success in chosen field.
  • Documentation of opportunities in chosen field.
  • Feasibility of study plans and proposed time schedule.
  • Validity of proposed budget and budget narrative, including sufficient outside support.
  • Quality of written proposal.
  • Applicant is from an underrepresented racial/ethnic background.
  • Applicant will be in an underrepresented area of the country and/or type of university other than a top-level research institution during the award year.
  • Applicant is seeking credentials in a nontraditional field.
  • Financial need.

Application

Click here to apply

For more information, visit AAUW Grant.

Deadline: November 15, 2023


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