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Apply for the Cynthia Nelson Endowed Fellowships in Gender and Women's Studies (IGWS)


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.


The fellowship covers tuition fees, for a maximum of nine credits per semester.


  • 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


15 October for the spring semester

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