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CAREER AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT GRANT

Are you a working woman seeking to enhance and improve your career? Are you a graduate student or academic looking to share your research with colleagues at conferences?

 

If the high cost of conferences, seminars, training, and certifications are holding you back from advancing in your field, apply for an AAUW Honolulu Career and Leadership Development Grant!

 

We offer multiple grants (up to $4,000 each) each application cycle.

 

Grant funds can be used for:

  • Pursuing career-related designations, licensing, and the like

  • Trade certifications and licensing

  • Conference registration fees 

  • Airfare and related transportation costs

  • Hotel/accommodation costs

  • Per diem


Grant funds cannot be used for standardized admissions tests (e.g., MCAT, LSAT, GRE), research/data collection, or tuition for coursework toward an undergraduate or graduate degree. See our FAQ section for more.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?

Women who are currently living and/or working and/or studying in the State of Hawai‘i. If you are currently attending a Hawai‘i-based university online but are living on the US mainland due to COVID, you are still eligible to apply. You do not need to be an AAUW member to apply.  Only one person, not a group, may apply per application.

WHAT’S THE APPLICATION DEADLINE?

The Spring application is open from Mid March to Mid April and the Fall application is open from Mid September to Mid October, each year. All application materials must be received by end of day (11:59pm HST) at the end of each cycle (April 15 or October 15). No late applications will be considered.

HOW WILL APPLICATIONS BE EVALUATED?

Applications will be evaluated based on:

  • The proposed activity’s ability to further the applicant’s career goals

  • The applicant’s preparedness to pursue the proposed activity 

  • If and how the proposed activity will allow the applicant to make a positive impact on their community (however “community” is defined by the applicant)

  • Any extenuating circumstances that applicants would like considered 

WHAT DOES A COMPLETE APPLICATION INCLUDE?

  1. An application form 

  2. A copy of your resume or CV

  3. An itemized budget detailing estimated activity cost. 

All documents should be submitted as PDFs. REQUIRED: Download our example budget sheet to itemize your budget details for your proposed activity: 

PDF File >    XLSX File >    CSV File >

Please note that those selected to receive grants will be required to show proof that they have been accepted into any corresponding conferences, programs, etc., prior to any monetary reimbursements. 

Got Questions? Check out our FAQ section, or contact us.

All application materials must be received by end of day (11:59pm HST) at the end of each cycle (April 15 or October 15). No late applications will be considered.
Emails with questions submitted after 5pm HST will be answered the following business day.

Career and Leadership Development Grant

To apply, please take the time to fill out the information below. NOTE: * indicates required questions.

Section 1: Basic Information

Do you reside (work and/or study) in Hawai‘i?
Please select the category that best describes your current employment and/or education status:
Have you received a Career and Leadership Development Grant previously?
Do you identify as a woman?
 
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Meet the Spring 2022 Career and Leadership Development Grant Awardees