Australian Federation of Graduate Women Inc. (AFGW) and its State and Territory Associations place the highest priority on providing financial assistance for women to undertake university studies.

The national body of the Australian Federation of Graduate Women Inc. (AFGW) awards Fellowships to women, who are Australian citizens or permanent residents for postgraduate research, and who are in their second or third year of their degree.

Only online applications in the format requested will be accepted.

The national body of AFGW offers the following Fellowships to women for postgraduate research. Enquiries to

Unfortunately, AFGW is unable to offer funds to support any other activities.

*** AFGW Fellowship Applicants: Please Note that the Application Form on the website has been amended as of 21 April 2018.  If you have already downloaded the previous version, discard it and change to the revised one.

Barbara Hale The AFGW Barbara Hale Fellowships

For information click on AFGW Barbara Hale Fellowships


AFGW logo The AFGW Fellowship

For more information click on AFGW Fellowship


Georgina Sweet The 2019 AFGW Georgina Sweet Fellowship 

For more information click on AFGW Georgina Sweet Fellowship


State and Territory Association’s scholarships and awards have their own priorities and guidelines and may be limited to applicants residing in the State or Territory or enrolled at one of their universities. Please refer to the relevant web links.


The Australian Federation of University Women-South Australia (AFUW-SA) Inc. Trust Fund 2018 Bursaries

Application forms for all these bursaries may be obtained by writing to the Trustees
Australian Federation of University Women-South Australia (AFUW-SA) Inc. Trust Fund, 213 Greenhill Road, Eastwood SA 5063, or downloaded from Bursaries


2017 AFGW Fellowship Winners Read about the winners 2017 Fellowships

2016 AFGW Fellowship Winners Read about the winners 2016 AFGW Fellowship Winners

2015 Winners of the Fellowships Read about the projects of the 2015 Fellowship Winners

Past Winners

Go to Past Fellowship Winners

History of the AFUW and AFGW Fellowships

Read about the Fellowships and their history History of the AFGW Fellowships