American Association of University Women

Signatory: Linda D. Hallman, Chief Executive Officer

Joined: November 2015

Contact: Gloria L. Blackwell, Vice President of Fellowships, Grants & Global Program

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As the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research, AAUW awards nearly $4 million annually to support graduate-level fellowships and grants for women — significant funding that builds scholars, advances research, and creates a more inclusive academic and professional pipeline.

In November 2015, in support of the Collaborative, AAUW committed to funding scholarship by/for women of color through their prestigious fellowships and grants programs in the amount of $250,000 annually for the next five years, for a total of $1,250,000. For 2016-17, AAUW met this goal and is pleased to support nearly 20 scholars expanding the body of knowledge and improving research about women and girls of color through dissertation writing, publication grants, and postdoctoral research. Topics include:

Social media, surveillance, and girls of color
Queer feminist forms in the Africa Diaspora
Black women, nationalist politics, and Internationalism
Welfare mothers in higher education during the Great Recession
Black women’s movement for Black Power
Young African-American women and breast cancer
Race, identity and culture in Black popular culture
Maternal mental health, maternal engagement, and social inequality
The politics of reproduction
Inequalities in cancer research participation
Literacy and urban/multicultural education

AAUW values its commitment to and involvement in the Collaborative to Advance Equity through Research, and we are inspired and humbled by the collective determination to ensure research for, by, and about women and girls of color.

Gloria L. Blackwell, VP of Fellowships, Grants, and Global Programs