Congratulations to AAUW’s 2019–20 Fellowships and Grants Awardees!

April 15, 2019

Congratulations to AAUW’s 2019–20 Fellowships and Grants Awardees!

AAUW is excited to announce 259 awards and $4 million in funding for fellows and grantees in the 2019–20 award year! This exceptional group of recipients will pursue academic work and lead innovative community projects to empower women and girls.

For 130 years, AAUW has been a leading source of funding for graduate women, providing more than $115 million in fellowships and grants to more than 13,000 women and nonprofit organizations in the United States and around the world.

The 2019–20 award year kicks off on July 1, 2019, with the release of our updated online Fellowships and Grants directory, in which you can find out more about the remarkable women and organizations from your area! To learn more about AAUW’s fellowships and grants programs and past awardees, visit our fellowships and grants web page and read our Following the Fellows blog series.

Want to find out the status of your application?

Applicants received a notification of their status by email on April 15, 2019. For questions about your status, please email

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