Spencier Ciaralli, a graduate student in the Department of Sociology, was awarded a $20,000 American Fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW).
The AAUW empowers women and girls through research, education and advocacy. Over the past 132 years, the organization has provided more than $115 million in fellowships, grants and awards to 13,000 women from 150 countries.
The American Fellowship is AAUW’s largest funding program, making it one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious fellowship programs exclusively for women. Fellowships support scholars who are completing doctoral dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research or finishing research for publication.
“AAUW fellows and grantees have touched our society in immeasurable ways,” said Kim Churches, the chief executive officer of AAUW. “These innovators are breaking the mold in nontraditional fields and changing the face of leadership nationally and globally. AAUW is proud to support them with the resources they need to excel.”