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The 2009-10 Campus Action Project (CAP) Breaking through Barriers in STEM for Women and Girls focuses on the issues raised by AAUW's upcoming 2010 research report, Breaking through Barriers: Women and Girls in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The report will highlight key findings from recent research on women and girls in STEM in three areas: middle and high school, college and university, and the workplace. Although women and girls have made significant progress in STEM, they are still underrepresented in certain fields and barriers to their full participation remain.
AAUW invites proposals for up to $5,000 in funding for CAP grants from U.S. colleges and universities for campus-based teams composed of students and a campus professional serving as the project adviser. Deadline is midnight, Oct. 16, 2009.


The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Systers
Each recipient is requested to pass on the benefits of the grant to other girls or women, either through monetary awards or projects that benefit girls and women. Awards are expected to be in the $500-$1000 (US) range, with one or more funded each year from donations. Applications for the grants through September 30, 2007, and will be accepted again in 2008 for a second round of awards. Grants will provide funds enabling women to advance in the business and technical arenas." The grants are intended to help women advance in technology fields themselves or to help others do so. The award can be used to help with studies, job transitions, projects that help girls and women get into technology or educational fees and materials in a computing field.

One of the world's largest sources of funding exclusively for graduate women, the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation supports aspiring scholars around the globe, teachers and activists in local communities, women at critical stages of their careers, and those pursuing professions where women are underrepresented. Deadlines for 2008-09 are approaching - see the following list:

* American Fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations and scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave or for preparing completed research for publication. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. One-year postdoctoral research leave fellowships, dissertation fellowships, and summer/short-term research publication grants are offered. DEADLINE: Nov. 15

Women Grants & Resources

* Career Development Grants
support women who hold a bachelor's degree and who are preparing to advance their careers, change careers, or re-enter the work force. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. DEADLINE: Dec. 15

* Community Action Grants
provide seed money to individual women, AAUW branches and AAUW state organizations, as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.DEADLINE: Jan. 15

* International Fellowships are awarded for full-time graduate or postgraduate study or research to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Supplemental grants support community-based projects in the fellow's home country. DEADLINE: Dec. 1

* Selected Professions Fellowships
are awarded to women who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who intend to pursue a full-time course of study (during the fellowship year) in designated degree programs where women's participation traditionally has been low.
Fellowships & Grants available for women grad students and professionals

The American Association of University Women offers International Fellowships that are "awarded for full-time graduate or postgraduate study or research to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents."

Financial Aid For Women

Women in supervisory positions at northern California nonprofits earn 87 percent of the salary of men. Lean About the Money.

Women In Business Need Help

Three Guineas Fund

Stevie Awards for Women In Business The entry deadline is October 29. Late entries will be accepted through November 30 with a late fee. You may now retrieve your Entry Kit from

Grants for Women & Girls

"Getting Girls to Increase Exercise and Physical Activity"
Women's Sports Foundation GoGirlGo! Ambassador Team Awards inspire teams to help fight the disturbing physical and psychological health risks affecting Americas inactive youth. Teams must lead their own team project that will get girls in their communities physically active and submit a detailed essay or a VHS, DVD or CD-ROM telling about the project. Maximum Award: $2,500. Eligibility: School, amateur, community and/or nonprofit affiliated teams whose members are female, enrolled in 9th-12th grade and residents of the United States. Deadline: February 16, 2007.

USC Interactive Entertainment Summer Camp JULY 3 2006 to the 30th. There are scholarships available for girls to attend the summer video game design seminar at USC.