Deadline- December 15, 2012
American Association of University Women (AAUW) offers International Project Grants for non US Women Fellows of AAUW, this program was started in 1917 which aims to provide fellows the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills that will directly benefit their home countries. AAUW has more than 100,000 members and donors.
AAUW is one of the nation’s largest sources of private funding exclusively for educational programs that directly benefit women and girls. Every year AAUW awards fellowships and grants to more than 200 women.
To support the continuation of fellows’ work after they return home, AAUW will award a limited number of International Project Grants ($5,000-$7,000) to International Fellows who have successfully completed the course of study for which they received an International Fellowship.The grants provide support for community-based projects that benefit women and girls in the fellow’s home country.
- Grants range from $5,000─$7,000 over one year. Funds are available for, but not limited to, project-related expense categories, including-
- Nominal professional fees/honoraria
- Supplies related to the project
- Temporary/hourly clerical help
- Office supplies
- Postage, mailing, shipping
- Photocopying, duplicating
- Lease of equipment or facilities
- Meals, food, beverages, or lodging for camps or related activities
- Advertising/publicity/graphic design
- Transportation (amount cannot exceed 1/3 of grant request; $.50 per mile for auto expenses)
- Relevance of proposed project to the mission of AAUW.
- Applicant’s commitment to the social advancement and economic empowerment of women and girls in her home country as demonstrated by her previous work and her proposed project.
- Strength of the project rationale—the project meets a demonstrable, documented local need.
- Clarity and creativity of the project design—(1) the proposed project has clear and specific outcomes, (2) is original and/or innovative in its approach to achieving those outcomes, (3) reflects community/target group participation in the development and design of the project, and (4) is ready for implementation.
- Proposed project organization is well represented by women in leadership positions and project management.
- Feasibility of the project—(1) proposed activities will logically lead to desired outcomes/achievement of goals; (2) the project time frame is realistic; (3) the budget is adequate and expenses are justified in the budget narrative; (4) there is adequate support from collaborative organizations and community partners, if applicable; (5) the project director is qualified to direct the project and the organization has the capacity to carry out the project.
- Strength of the evaluation plan—1) specific evaluation methods are proposed to measure short-term, medium-term, and long-term results; (2) proposed evaluation methods are logical measures of projected outcomes; and (3) resources are adequate to support the proposed evaluation methods.
- Proposed project organization has a track record of sound fiscal management of resources from external sources.
- Proposed project addresses the likelihood that project will continue beyond the funding period.
TERMS & CONDITIONS-
- All grant recipients are required to sign a contract accepting the award. Applicants should retain these instructions, as they will become part of the grant contract if the applicant is awarded a grant.
- Grant awards are distributed in three equal payments. Stipend disbursements are made payable to fellows only, not organizations or institutions.
- The AAUW International Fellow must be the primary director of the project controlling programmatic, fiscal, and editorial responsibility.
- The applicant must live in her home country full-time throughout the grant year.
- The primary director of the project cannot be paid with International Project Grant funds for work on the project and the employer cannot be reimbursed.
- Projects may be awarded only once. Former International Project Grant applicants may propose new activities for future grants, but cannot reapply for the same project for which they received funding in the past.
- Grant recipients are expected to pursue the proposed project during the grant period (July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014).
- Any change in the proposed project must have the prior written approval of AAUW. AAUW must be notified promptly of any changes in the status of an application resulting from acceptance of another award.
- Receipt of an International Projects Grant is contingent upon the successful completion of the International Fellowship year and upon obtaining the degree for which the International Fellowship was awarded.
- Applicants must have completed an AAUW International Fellowship between 2002 and 2011, and must have successfully completed all reporting requirements.
- The academic program for which the applicant received an International Fellowship must be completed prior to July 1, 2011.
- Citizenship in a country other than the United States is required.
- The proposed project must be implemented in the applicant’s home country and have a direct, positive impact on women and girls.
- The applicant must be the primary director of the project, with controlling programmatic, administrative, fiscal, and editorial responsibility for the project’s implementation.
- AAUW boards, committees, panels, task forces, staff and current interns are not eligible to apply for AAUW awards.
- International Project Grants are not available for the development of written work for academic credit or for research that will be used for a degree thesis or dissertation.
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