Selection Panels


Contribute to the advancement of women and break through barriers to women’s achievement in education and the workplace by serving on an AAUW Selection Panel.

AAUW seeks panelists for the following fellowship, grants, and awards panels:

Panelists’ Responsibilities

Panelists engage in an online process to review applications to select awardees for recommendation to the AAUW Board of Directors for approval. Panelists may also participate in teleconferences, which are based on Eastern Standard Time.


Terms are two years and begin January 1 of each year; approximately half of the panelists are appointed each year.

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Prospective panelists must complete an application form by October 31. Forms submitted after that date will be held for future appointments.

Areas of Expertise Needed by Program

American, International, and Selected Professions panelists should have earned a doctoral or professional degree and be currently employed in one of the following fields: anthropology, architecture, art/art history, biological sciences, botany/ecology, business administration, chemistry, computer science/IT/MIS, economics, education, engineering, English language/literature, foreign language/literature, history (U.S., European, or world), journalism/communications, law, linguistics/ESL, medicine, musicology, physical sciences, physics, political science/international relations, psychology, public administration, or sociology.

Career Development and Community Action panelists should have

  • Experience in grant writing and/or grant administration, including evaluation and selection
  • Experience in planning and budgeting for similar projects and programs
  • Knowledge of contemporary career areas for women and issues concerning women and girls
  • Knowledge of institutions of higher education, financial concerns of returning women students, and accreditation requirements

AAUW values and seeks diversity in its appointments. For more information, e-mail

Meet a Panelist

Casandra Rauser
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Casandra Rauser, American Fellowships Natural Sciences Sub-Panel Chair

We asked AAUW alumna Casandra Rauser to offer some insight on what her fellowship meant to her and how she continues to give back to AAUW.

Kathleen Laurila sits at her computer.
Finding the

Kathleen Wood Laurila, AAUW Member and Panelist

Kathleen speaks highly of her experiences serving as a panelist, recognizing that it is just one of the many ways members can be involved in AAUW.

Sukey Blanc
How to Write Grant Proposals

Sukey Blanc, International Project Grants Selection Panelist

We got the inside scoop on how to write a grant proposal that will get the attention it deserves from Sukey Blanc, a founder of Creative Research and Evaluation and a valued member of the AAUW community.