International Project Grants

American Association of University Women (AAUW)

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Anticipated deadline: Nov 1, 2020 8:59pm PST

Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $7,000

Fields of work: Women & Girl Services

Applicant type: Working Professional

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Gender restriction: Female

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About this funder:



When AAUW International Fellows pursue education in the United States, their commitment to empowering women and girls in their home countries does not end — and their need for funding does not either. To create lasting support for women and girls across the globe, AAUW gives grants to International Fellowship alumnae who have returned to their home countries to build on their academic work and implement community-based projects that will improve the lives of women and girls.

Program Purpose

International Fellowships are intended to provide fellows with the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills that will directly benefit their home countries.

To support the continuation of fellows’ work after they return home, AAUW awards a limited number of International Project Grants to International Fellows who have successfully completed the course of study for which they received an AAUW International Fellowship.

The grants support community-based projects that benefit women and girls in the fellow’s home country.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • To be eligible for an International Project Grant, the applicant must meet the following requirements:
    • The applicant must have successfully completed an AAUW International Fellowship, all reporting requirements for the fellowship, and the academic program for which they received the fellowship by June 30, 2018.
    • The applicant must have citizenship in a country other than the United States.
    • The project must be implemented in the applicant’s home country and have a direct, positive impact on women and girls.
    • The applicant must be the primary director of the project and be responsible for the project, with control over programmatic, administrative, fiscal, and editorial decisions.
    • International Project Grants are not available for the development of written work for academic credit or for research that will be used for a degree thesis or dissertation.
    • A person holding a current award is eligible for election or appointment to boards, committees, panels, and task forces.
  • International Project Grant funds are available for, but not limited to:
    • Nominal professional fees/honoraria (Amount cannot exceed 1/5 of grant request.)
    • Supplies related to project
    • Temporary/hourly clerical help
    • Office supplies
    • Postage, mailing, shipping
    • Photocopying, duplicating
    • Lease of equipment or facilities
    • Meals, food, beverages, or lodging for meetings, trainings, camps, or related activities
    • Advertising, publicity, and graphic design
    • Transportation (Amount cannot exceed 1/3 of grant request; $.50 per mile for auto expenses.)


  • Women holding dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country or who are permanent residents of the U.S., or who pursue either of those during the grant year are not eligible.
  • 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. 
  • International Project Grants are not available for the development of written work for academic credit or for research that will be used for a degree thesis or dissertation.
  • Funds are not available for:
    • Salaries or stipends for primary director, project directors, or permanent positions, or to reimburse employees
    • Tuition
    • Educational scholarships, grants, or other payments for students and participants
    • Personal expenses (shelter, vehicle, insurance)
    • Building funds, construction, or renovations
    • Previous expenditures, deficits, or loans (in existence at time of grant award)
    • Overhead or general operating expenses for any organization or nonprofit organization
    • Creating or providing grants to other organizations
    • Entertainment
    • Travel expenses (unless directly related to project activities)
    • Copyright or attorney fees
    • Fundraising activities
    • Purchase of equipment
    • Development of written work for academic credit or for research that will be used for a degree thesis or dissertation


This page was last reviewed April 07, 2020 and last updated April 07, 2020