The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe and is one of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women.
Established in 1881, the AAUW works to empower women as individuals and as a community. AAUW has supported scholars from more than 130 countries, and projects in more than 25 countries and is the umbrella organisation for the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders.
ANU recently became an institutional partner member.
Undergraduate students at ANU can now join for free as e-student affiliates and receive all electronic communication that national members receive along with many other AAUW benefits including; leadership and development opportunities, fellowship, grant and other educational funding opportunities, the chance to be part of a vibrant network of researchers, advocates and students and access to a support network for on campus events and organisations. In addition, students can form a student organization on ANU campus. AAUW student organizations can operate similarly to branches/chapters who put on gender equity programs and take action in their community. The AAUW student organizations give undergraduate students the resources and support to engage their community on women’s equity issues. Student leaders receive special support from AAUW national staff.
ANU graduate students and staff may also join (for a very modest membership fee) in order to take advantage of the opportunities this affords for access to resources, research support and networking possibilities. This is an excellent way to keep up with gender-focused news, research and opportunities in the US and internationally. Academic staff also have the opportunity to 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 (see here for details). The AAUW offer many different fellowships and grants to faculty and students both in the U.S. and internationally and every year faculty sign up to serve as selection panelists. This presents an excellent professional development opportunity. Visit the AAUW selection panels web page for details on how to become involved.
Applications are now open for the current round of International Fellowships, see here for details.