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Funding Opportunities for Women

Grants and fellowships for African Women. Funding is not administered by the African Studies Center.

For more information on fellowships, scholarships and grants for African women, check with the Women's Studies Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 209 North Brooks Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53715; Phone: (608) 263-2053), Fax: (608) 265-2409.

The African Women Leaders In Agriculture and The Environment (AWLAE) Program

in association with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture , is offering M.S. or Ph.D. Leadership Fellowships in agriculture-related sciences to ten outstanding West African women. Fellows enroll in an African university pursue further course work and leadership training abroad and carry out research at IITA. Completion of studies and documentation of research will take place at the African university from which the degree will be awarded. Contact either: Director of Training, IITA, Oyo Road, P.M.B. 5320, Ibadan, Nigeria, or: Talat Shaw, AWLAE Program, Winrock International, 1611 North Kent Street, Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22209; (703) 5250-9430. AWLAE has a program consisting of 14 masters fellowships for Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon and Togo. Contact either: IITA/Benin Research Station, B.P. 06-2523, Cotonou, Benin; Phone: 229 350 488, Fax: 229 301 466, or: Talat Shaw, AWLAE Program (see above).

The American Association of University Women

awards International Fellowships for graduate or postgraduate study or research at institutions of higher education in the United States to women who are not citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. Fellows are expected to return to their home countries upon completion of the fellowship to pursue professional careers. Contact: AAUW, International Fellowships, P.O. Box 4030, Iowa City, IA 52243; Phone: (319) 337-1716.

The Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College

offers a variety of fellowships to postdoctoral women scholars and professional women for a period of up to one year. Residence in the Boston area and participation in the Institute community are required during the fellowship period. Contact: The Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College, Fellowships Office, 34 Concord Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138; Phone: (617) 495-8212, Fax: (617) 495-8136, E-mail:

The International Peach Scholarship Fund

provides grants in aid to women graduate students from foreign countries for study in the U.S. or Canada. Applicants must be qualified for admission to full-time graduate study and must promise to return to their countries to pursue professional careers. Contact: International Peace Scholarship Fund, PEO Executive Office, 3700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50312-2899; Phone: (515) 255-3153; Fax: (515) 255-3820.

The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund

provides grants of up to $6,000 to women from developing countries currently studying in the U.S. at the undergraduate, graduate or post graduate level who are interested in the problems and needs of women and/or children in the countries and who plan to return to their countries within two years of the receipt of the grant. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. educational institution. Deadline for applications is February 1. Contact: The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund, 1818 H Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20433; Phone: (202) 473-8751.

The National Women's Studies Association's

scholarship is open to women doing research for or writing a Master's thesis or Ph.D. dissertation in the interdisciplinary field of women's studies. Preference is given to NWSA members and to those whose research focuses on color, class, or Lesbian Studies. Deadline for applications is February 15. Contact: National Women's Studies Association, 7100 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 301, College Park, Maryland 20740; Phone: (301) 403-0525.

The Zonta International Amelia Erhart Fellowship Awards

are awarded annually to about 35 women of any nationality for graduate study in aerospace-related science and engineering. The award is $6,000. Deadline for applications is November 1. Contact: Zonta International Foundation, 557 West Randolph Street, Chicago, Illinois 60661-2206; Phone: (312) 930-5848, Fax: (312) 930-0951, Telex: 190200 UT.

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