IFUW International Awards

IFUW International Awards

The International Federation of University Women offers a limited number of international fellowships and grants to women graduates for postgraduate research, study and training.

The current competition is offering awards for research, study or training to be undertaken during the period 1 May 2008 through 31 December 2009.

Who can apply?
IFUW fellowships and grants are open only to women graduates who are members of IFUW’s national federations and associations and to IFUW International Members.

Students in any branch of learning may apply.

Fellowships are offered for the second and subsequent years of a doctoral programme and for post-doctoral studies. First year doctoral students do not qualify.

Grants are offered for any postgraduate programme.

The awards may be used in any country other than the one in which the applicant was educated or habitually resides.

When is the application deadline?

The deadline for members of IFUW national federations and associations varies by country, but normally falls between 1 September 2007 and mid-October 2007. Please ask your national headquarters for the exact deadline.

The deadline for IFUW International Members is 1 October 2007.

What are the other restrictions?
Fellowships are for 8 to 12 months of work. They are intended to enhance the original research or scholarship on which a postgraduate applicant is already engaged. First year doctoral students and applicants just beginning their research are not eligible.

Grants are for a minimum of 2 months of work. They are awarded for specialized training, independent research, or to assist in the completion of a postgraduate degree.

IFUW Recognition Awards are for a minimum of 2 months of work.

Certain awards carry additional restrictions. The British Federation Crosby Hall Fellowship and the Marjorie Shaw International Fellowship are reserved for women whose study or research will take place in Great Britain. The Dorothy Leet Grants are reserved for women graduates from countries with a comparatively low per capita income and for those who either wish to work as experts in these countries or whose research is of value to such countries.

All candidates must have obtained admission to the proposed place of study or research prior to applying to IFUW’s competition.

No assistance is given for attending conferences or for direct family support.

The awards are not renewable.

What size are the awards?

The awards offered vary. Normally 16 to 25 fellowships and grants are offered in each competition.

Fellowships are the equivalent of 8,000 to 10,000 Swiss francs.

Grants are from 3,000 to 6,000 Swiss francs.

IFUW Recognition Awards are 1,000 Swiss francs.

Examples of awards offered in the recent competition include:
British Federation Crosby Hall Fellowship – 2500 pounds sterling
CFUW/A. Vibert Douglas Fellowship – 12,000 Canadian dollars
Marjorie Shaw International Fellowship – 3500 pounds sterling
Ida Smedley MacLean Fellowship – 8,000 Swiss francs
Ruth Bowden International Fellowship – 8,000 Swiss francs
Winifred Cullis Grant – 5000 Swiss francs
Dorothy Leet Grant – 4500 Swiss francs
NZFGW Daphne Purves Grant – 4000 Swiss francs
IFUW Recognition Award – 1000 Swiss francs
You may download the application form and instructions by clicking on the links below. http://www.ifuw.org/fellowships/international.htm

Please read the instructions carefully. Applicants who do not follow the steps outlined in this material will be disqualified.

What are the selection criteria?
Motivation for research, study or training

Originality and feasibility of proposed plan of research,study or training

Extent to which the specialized knowledge and skills to be acquired will benefit women and girls

Extent to which the specialized knowledge and skills to be acquired will further the applicant’s career

Planned work or activity after completion of the research, study or training

Source: http://www.ifuw.org/

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