Awards for Women

RAISE Project

Dedicated to Recognizing the Achievements of Women in Science and Medicine, the goal of the RAISE project is to increase the status of women in science and medicine through enhanced recognition and rewards. A national award clearinghouse has been created to facilitate nomination of women for appropriate achievement awards in science, engineering, and medicine. 

Equitable Rewards and Recognition for Women

The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) has been awarded a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation for a new project: Advancing Ways of Awarding Recognition in Disciplinary Societies (AWARDS). AWARDS is designed to create a sustainable framework for assuring progress towards more equitable rewards and recognition for women and members of underrepresented groups in a wide range of scientific communities.

AAUW Fellowships, Grants, and Scholarships

Know a woman who needs funding for graduate school? Is there a girl-serving project in your area looking for resources? It's application time for American Association of University Women's fellowships and grants. Applications for all programs, including deadlines and eligibility requirements, are posted on the AAUW website.

P.E.O. Scholar Awards (PSA)

PSA was established in 1991 to provide substantial awards to women of the United States and Canada who are pursuing advanced degrees or are engaged in advanced study and research at an accredited institution.

2004: A Record Year in the Number of Women Awarded Nobel Prizes

In 2004 three women (including Linda Buck, who received her Ph.D. from UT Southwestern) were awarded Nobel prizes in separate categories: Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Peace. Between 1901 and 2003 only 11 women were awarded 494 prizes in Physics, Chemistry, and Physiology or Medicine (~2 percent). When the Nobel Prizes in Literature and Peace are included the numbers are little better at 31 out of 705 (~4 percent). In his Opening Address of  the 2004 Awards Ceremony, Professor Bengt Samuelsson talked about the historic paucity of awards going to women.