Fellowships for Doctoral Candidates at The University of Texas at Austin

In 1934, AAUW Austin Branch established an endowment fund to provide fellowships to female doctoral candidates at The University of Texas at Austin. Contributions were made to this fund over a period of years, until the endowment reached sufficient size to support awarding of annual fellowships. Beginning with the 1985-1986 academic year, eighty-four (84) women have received fellowships from our branch, to financially assist them in completing the final year of their doctoral studies.

A complete list of UT Austin Doctoral fellowship recipients is available at

Recipients for 2013-14 were announced and introduced at our annual May branch meeting as follows:

  • Katherine H. Bannar-Martin, Physical Anthropology
  • Summer Harlow, Journalism
  • Brittany Needham, Cell & Molecular Biology
  • Molly Polk, Geography
  • Viktoriya Rybalko, Exercise Science

For the 2014-2015 academic year, AAUW Austin Branch will award at least 2-3 fellowships, each in the amount of at least $2000, to female doctoral candidates at The University of Texas at Austin. The only eligibility requirements are (1) formal admission to doctoral candidacy at The University of Texas at Austin, and (2) cumulative graduate school grade point average of 3.5 or better. Women pursuing doctoral studies in all fields are encouraged to apply. Both USA citizens and non-citizens are eligible.

Application deadline: Monday, March 17, 2014 no later than 5:00 PM CST.

Here are links to the 2014-15 Doctoral Fellowship Information & Instructions
and the 2014-15 Doctoral Fellowship Application Form:
Fellowship_information_&_Instructions_2014-15  and   Fellowship_application_2014-2015

For information about fellowships and grants available from AAUW National, visit www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/.