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American University in Cairo 2021 Cynthia Nelson Endowed Fellowships in Gender and Women’s Studies (IGWS) (Egypt)

Applications are now open for the Cynthia Nelson Endowed Fellowships in Gender and Women’s Studies (IGWS) 2020 at American University in Cairo

The late Cynthia Nelson, professor of anthropology, founding director of the Cynthia Nelson Institute of Gender and Women Studies (IGWS) and former dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, joined AUC in 1963. Her efforts to further gender and women’s studies in Egypt and the Arab world have made her a notable and respected figure in her field. Her outstanding lifetime contributions to AUC remain unparalleled as she is a role model for generations of young and aspiring scholars. In addition to full or partial tuition support, the highly competitive Cynthia Nelson Endowed Fellowships in Gender and Women’s Studies (IGWS) will provide students with the opportunity to work with a faculty member on research and other professional endeavors.

About American University in Cairo (AUC)

Founded in 1919, AUC is a leading English-language, American-accredited institution of higher education and center of intellectual, social and cultural life of the Arab world. Its community of students, parents, faculty and staff, trustees, alumni and other generous sponsors represent more than 60 countries. The University stands as a crossroads for the world’s cultures and a vibrant forum for reasoned argument, spirited debate and understanding across the diversity of languages, facilities and human experiences. The University offers 36 undergraduate, 44 mast... read more


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AUC Cynthia Nelson Endowed Fellowships in Gender and Women’s Studies (IGWS)


Aim and Benefits of AUC Cynthia Nelson Endowed Fellowships in Gender and Women’s Studies (IGWS)

The fellowship covers:

  • Tuition fees, for a maximum of nine credits per semester

Requirements for AUC Cynthia Nelson Endowed Fellowships in Gender and Women’s Studies (IGWS) Qualification

  • Open to all nationalities
  • Meet AUC graduate admissions requirements
  • Full admission to the master's program in gender and women's studies
  • Bachelor degree with a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent
  • For continuing students; to retain the fellowship, the recipient must maintain a GPA of 3.2 
  • Demonstrated or potential academic qualifications, professional experience
  • Financial need

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Application Deadline

October 15, 2020


How to Apply

Step 1: Check how to apply and submit the online application
Step 2
: Complete and submit the online fellowship application

Deadline: April 15 for the fall semester and October 15 for the spring semester.
 

Important Note: Applicants are required to provide the Gender and Women's Studies with a written statement in which they should indicate their research and professional experience, as well as professional goals. Any financial challenges should be indicated in the written statement. 

For inquiries, email [email protected].

For more details, visit AUC website.

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