Deadline: December 1, 2020
Applications are open for the AAUW Research Publication Grants in Engineering, Medicine and Science 2020-2021. Having a strong publication record is a key to receiving promotions and tenure in engineering, medicine and science. Yet persistent gender stereotypes and bias in these fields can make it difficult for women to find the time and institutional support needed to publish their research.
These grants help women overcome these barriers by funding research projects that will culminate in scholarly publications. They are open to women scholars conducting basic research in engineering, medicine or the physical or biological sciences and who have a doctorate degree in one of those fields. The grantee must publish their research in a scholarly publication and be listed as a primary author.
- The grant amount is between $10,000 and $35,000.
- Payment of the final 10% of the funds will be will be contingent upon publication of research results within six months of the end of the grant year.
- Open to scholars who identify as women and who are conducting basic research in engineering, medicine, or physical or biological sciences. AAUW follows the National Science Foundation’s definition of basic research: “activity aimed at acquiring new knowledge or understanding without specific immediate commercial application or use.”
- Applicants must hold a doctorate degree in engineering, medicine, or the physical or biological sciences.
- Grants are not open to previous recipients of any AAUW national fellowship or grant (not including branch or local awards or Community Action Grants).
- 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. A person holding a current award is eligible for election or appointment to boards, committees, panels, and task forces.
- The grantee must plan to publish this research in a scholarly scientific publication within six months of the end of the grant year and be listed as the sole author, senior author, first author, or an author of equivalent significance.
- Tenured professors are not eligible.
- The grants are for tenure track, part-time and temporary faculty, as well as new and established researchers at universities.
- Applicants may not apply for another AAUW national fellowship or grant in the same year.
In selecting grant recipients, the following criteria will be considered:
- Applicant’s scholarly excellence.
- Quality of project design.
- Originality of project.
- Scholarly significance of project to the discipline.
- Feasibility of project and proposed schedule.
- Likelihood the project will culminate in a scholarly scientific publication within six months of the end of the grant year.
- Qualifications of applicant.
- Applicant’s commitment to women’s issues in the profession/community.
- Applicant’s mentoring of other women.
- Applicant’s teaching experience.
- Potential of applicant to make a significant contribution to the field.
- Applicant is from an underrepresented racial/ethnic background.
- Applicant is from an underrepresented area of the country and/or type of university other than a top-level research institution.
- Financial need.
The primary criterion for grant awards is scholarly excellence. Applications are reviewed by distinguished scholars and should be prepared accordingly.
Deadline for online submission of application, recommendations, and supporting documents is December 1, 2020.
For more information, visit AAUW Grants.