AAUW Texas has opened a new American Fellowship fund honoring former Governor Ann Richards, a member of the Austin Branch. For more information...
American Fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations and scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave or for preparing completed research for publication. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. One-year postdoctoral research leave fellowships, dissertation fellowships, and summer/short-term research publication grants are offered.
Recent Texas recipients of American Felllowships, include...
Career Development Grants
Career Development Grants support women who hold a bachelor's degree and who are preparing to advance their careers, change careers, or re-enter the work force. Applicants must be U.S citizens or permanent residents.
In recent years, these Texas women have received Career Development Grants.
Community Action Grants
Community Action Grants provide seed money to individual women, AAUW branches and AAUW state organizations, as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
This past year three Texas women received grants.
International Fellowships are awarded for full-time graduate or postgraduate study or research to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Supplemental grants support community-based projects in the fellow's home country.
A number of women studying at Texas Universities have been the recipients of International Fellowships in recent years.
Selected Professions Fellowships
Women in or from Texas receiving these fellowships span a wide spectrum of technical professions.
Legal Advocacy Fund
The AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF) works to combat sex discrimination in higher education and the workplace.
LAF works to combat sex discrimination through community and campus outreach programs, a resource library and online advocacy tools, and various research reports. In collaboration with the Public Policy and Government Relations department, LAF seeks amicus curiae opportunities in workplace sex discrimination cases. LAF also provides support to workplace sex discrimination cases that have the potential to make a difference for all women. . There are no current cases in Texas, but past ones include:
Lavalli v. Texas State University-San Marcos, et al.
Women of Distinction Awards
Women of Distinction Awards, awarded by AAUW and NASPA as a part of the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, recognize women who set a high standard of excellence in their professions or their communities, locally or globally.
Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award
Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award, from the AAUW Educational Foundation, biennially honors an individual, project, organization, or institution for outstanding contributions to equity and education. In the past, a number of Texas AAUW branch members and educators received Eleanor Roosevelt grants.
AAUW Recognition Award for Emerging Scholars
AAUW Recognition Award for Emerging Scholars, was formerly awarded annually be the AAUW Educational Foundation, recognized the early professional achievements of an untenured woman scholar who had a record of exceptional early accomplishments and showed promise of future distinction.
The most recent recipient is Misty Sailors, of San Antonio: "In only four years as faculty at the University of Texas at San Antonio, Dr. Misty Sailors has demonstrated exemplary teaching, outstanding research and a commitment to women students. She is having far reaching impact as an educator and has secured more than $4 million in grant funding –rare for such a young scholar. Dr. Sailors has demonstrated extreme competency in the field of literacy at the local, national, and international levels. She received a grant for an international project to impact instruction in South African classrooms and also produce more than 600,000 culturally relevant textbooks. An exceptionally strong scholar, Dr. Sailors publishes research in top journals and presents at prestigious conferences on the topic of literacy teacher education. At the same time, she remains focused on the practitioner level, preparing the next generation of dedicated teachers to work with inner-city, multicultural populations. Dr. Sailors received her Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Texas at Austin, after nine years as a public elementary school teacher. "
Progress in Equity Award
Progress in Equity Award, (now in hiatus) was awarded annually by the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund, to recognize programs that advance equity on campus and provide models for other institutions. Some Texas honorees have been:
2000 - Winner: NETWORKS, Collin County Community College (TX)
Speaking Out for Justice Award
Speaking Out for Justice Award, formerly awarded biennially by the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund, recognizes a nationally prominent individual who has advocated for change on behalf of women and girls. Texan, Sarah Weddington, was the 2001 recipient.
21st -Century Recognition Awards
21st -Century Recognition Awards, awarded annually by AAUW, honor AAUW states and branches that are models of excellence. (in Member Center). This program is currently in hiatus. AAUW Texas recognizes outstanding branches with the PEARL award.
*Disclaimer: The preceding information was correct as of May 2009.