The American Association of University Women (AAUW) offers $20,000 fellowships to women who complete their dissertation writing between July 1, 2007, and June 30, 2008. To qualify, applicants must have completed all course work, passed all required preliminary examinations, and received approval for their research proposal or plan by Nov. 15, 2006. Students holding any fellowship for writing a dissertation in the year prior to the AAUW Educational Foundation fellowship year are not eligible. Open to applicants in all fields of study, except engineering. (For engineering, see Selected Professions Fellowships.) Scholars engaged in researching gender issues are encouraged to apply.
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It's too late for me (I wish I had a mentor who told me about this a year ago!!) but if you know any female PhD students who are eligible, please tell them!