Apply Now: AAUW Career Development Grants 2023 |up to $20,000

AAUW Career Development Grants

Apply Now: AAUW Career Development Grants 2023 |up to $20,000

The AAUW Career Development Grants 2023 are now accepting applications. Women with a bachelor’s degree who want to develop or change jobs or re-enter the workforce in education, health and medical sciences, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), or social sciences can apply for Career Development Grants.

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.

AAUW Career Development Grants 

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

AAUW Career Development Grants 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.

AAUW Career Development Grants 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.

Deadline: November 15, 2023

Apply here

For more information, visit AAUW Grant.


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