Fellowships for Doctoral Candidates at The University of Texas at Austin

An endowment fund at the University of Texas was established with our first contribution of $1,100 in 1934.  Contributions were made to this fund over a period of years, until the endowment reached sufficient size to support awarding of annual fellowships.  Mildred Englert is the branch member whose donation completed the endowment.  The Austin Branch has awarded graduate fellowships yearly since 1985 to women who are doctoral candidates at The University of Texas at Austin.  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

Thirty-seven doctoral candidates from a broad range of disciplines at The University of Texas at Austin submitted applications for the AAUW fellowships for the 2014-15 academic year. After careful consideration of all applications, the scholarship committee selected the following six women to receive awards of $2,500 each. These recipients were announced and introduced at our annual May branch meeting as follows:

  • Roanne Cantor – Comparative Literature
  • JuHee Lee – Foreign Language Education
  • Valerie Martinez – History
  • Jennifer Scott – Social Work
  • Jennifer Shapland – English
  • Esther Sullivan – Sociology

For the 2015-2016 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 23, 2015 no later than 5:00 PM CST.

Here are links to the 2015-16 Doctoral Fellowship Information & Instructions
and the 2015-16 Doctoral Fellowship Application Form:  Fellowship_information_&_Instructions_2015-16  and   Fellowship_application_2015-2016

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