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IFUW International Awards for postgraduate research and training.


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

A small number of awards may be available for Masters’ level studies.

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

Students in any branch of learning may apply; however, priority is given to proposals related to IFUW priorities which include the improvement of the status of women and girls or women and promotion of women in scientific and technological careers. (See IFUW website for other priority areas).

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

Preference is given to women whose work will be carried out in a countries other than their home countries or the ones in which they received their previous education.

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.

Deadline: The deadline varies by country, but normally falls between September and mid-October.

Contact Details: International Federation of University Women, 10 rue du Lac, CH-1207 Geneva, Switzerland. Tel: (41.22) 731 23 80. Fax: (41.22) 738 04 40. E-mail: info[at]ifuw.org.

For more information and application, visit: IFUW International Awards Website

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