International Fellowship

An International Fellowship is awarded every three years for £6,000 (2022). The FfWG Fellowship award is administered by Graduate Women International (GWI) NOT FfWG and we cannot answer queries about these awards. GWI is based in Geneva and further information about this Fellowship is given on the GWI website The last Fellowship was given in 2019 and the next is due to be awarded in 2022. The award is aimed at post first year PhD students studying at a British university but from any country. The topic is not stipulated but is usually deemed of merit if it falls within the aims and objectives of GWI and the British Federation of University Women. This included Empowering women and girls through lifelong education and the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN. GWI has consultative status with the UN through UNESCO. The applications are submitted online and the successful candidate is notified in the summer of the year specified. A list of previous winners is available on the GWI website.

Key facts

  • One award of £6,000 awarded every three years.
  • Aimed at post first year PhD students studying at a British university.
  • Next due to be awarded in 2022.

Open for applications from:
1 October 2021

Closing date for applications:
15 December 2021


Applications currently closed.

“I am proud to be supported by Funds for Women Graduates for my research, which includes the soon to be published first extended study of the processes of writing with work-related upper limb disorder, as both this condition and my rare developmental disability to which it is secondary, are particularly prevalent, under supported and underdiagnosed in women. This work would not have been possible without Funds for Women Graduates’ support.”

Natalie Joelle

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