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When GWIS was founded, it was difficult for women to gain entry into scientific careers - and even harder for them to gain the respect of their peers. That’s why, for the last century, we’ve dedicated ourselves to empower the success of women scientists everywhere. We’ve awarded almost 1,000 fellowships to extraordinary women in every scientific discipline imaginable - and we’re just getting started!




Thanks to the generosity of our donors, GWIS has awarded fellowships every year for the past 95 years. If you have an amazing research project and could use some financial support, then click here to learn more!



Honorary Membership Award

Recognizing outstanding women in science is at the heart of our organization. The Honorary Membership Award is the highest honor that GWIS bestows, and we are very proud of our list of Honorary members. Nominations are welcome and are not limited to GWIS members, so if you know an amazing woman that deserves recognition, fill out the application today!


National Meritorious Service Award

Awarded to our National officers whose dedication to the organization goes far above and beyond the requirements of her position. One of our most prestigious awards and also a great addition to your resume. To learn more about joining our National Council, click here. Find out about past winners here.

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