Fellowships & Grants

Fellowships & Grants

Education is the key to gender equality, economic promotion, better health and much more besides. Access to secondary, tertiary and continuing education is, however, still a distant dream for millions of girls and women. The fellowships and grants offered by GWI and its national affiliates support the research, study and training needed to open doors to quality higher and continuing education for women and girls throughout the world.


Meet the GWI (previously IFUW) International Fellows and Grantees 2011/2012

GWI International Fellowships and Grants support postgraduate research, study and training for women.

The 2014 round of international fellowships and funding is now closed.

National funding offered by GWI affiliates targets all levels of education, from primary and secondary education, to undergraduate studies and postgraduate research, study and training. Read stories from past winners to learn what a difference educational funding can make to women. These awards are made possible through the generous support of GWI members and friends. You can help by making a donation, however large or small. For award details and eligibility requirements, click on International Awards or National Awards.

LETTERS OF REFERENCE • Each candidate must ask three referees to provide letters of reference. One should be from a faculty supervisor or work supervisor from a relevant organization. The other two should be people familiar with your work related to women’s and girls’ human rights. The referees should indicate in their letters how long they have known you and in what capacity, and give some indication of your potential for completing and benefiting from the proposed project. • The letters must be on the official letterhead of the respective organisations, signed and sent direct by the referee as a pdf or jpg attachment to fellowships2014@ifuw.org no later than 30 June 2014. Each referee must provide an official email address and telephone number where GWI can acknowledge the reference and ask for further information, if necessary. Referees and candidates will be notified when references are received.


All awards are made possible through the generous support of GWI members and friends.

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