Access Research Funding
As a C/U Partner, NMSU faculty and administrators can apply for AAUW fellowships and grants, which provide funding for research projects or degree programs. NMSU colleagues can also take advantage of AAUW Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants, which invest in faculty and staff publications.
Interested in teaching students how to put research into action? Teams of faculty, staff, and students who are AAUW members are given special consideration when they apply for a Campus Action Project grant of up to $5,000. This program teaches students how to apply for grant funding, present their projects at a national conference, and develop their leadership skills. Also connect with the AAUW Las Cruces branch to receive funding though the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund Campus Outreach Grant program for a campus event on the gender wage gap, sexual harassment and assault, Title IX violations, or other gender discrimination topics.
Build Your Network
Faculty and staff find community within AAUW at many different levels. Globally, AAUW membership connects you with 170,000 members and supporters, as well as more than 800 college/university partner member schools. You can get involved locally with one of the nearly 1,000 AAUW branches or Younger Women’s Task Force chapters. Online, you can find and connect with other C/U representatives through the Membership Services Database, or with colleagues on our social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter.
Is your graduate department looking for the best and brightest students for your program? Take advantage of a special C/U partner member discount at one of AAUW’s Graduate School Fairs — either virtually or at our annual National Conference for College Women Student Leaders. Department chairs or hiring managers at C/U partner member schools looking to hire new faculty or staff members can also reach a new audience on the career center section of our website. C/U partner member schools receive a special, 15 percent discount on faculty and staff postings.
Help Your Students
AAUW campus leadership programs make you stand out as an innovative administrator. As a college/university partner member, AAUW offers NSMU students funding for campus-based gender equity projects, leadership development, and countless opportunities to connect with a community both around the world and close to home.
Step Up As a Leader on Campus
AAUW offers many opportunities to strengthen your leadership skills. Faculty and staff can serve in one of two college/university (C/U) representative roles at your school. As a C/U rep, you receive free national AAUW membership (a $49 value), online resources, and access to a diverse global community.
C/U representatives can take advantage of online resources on topics like mentorship, advocacy, and leadership and use the latest AAUW research reports in your classroom or programs. We can also provide you with resources to help you learn your rights on tenure and other campus issues.
You can also enhance your résumé by serving as a panelist for AAUW’s fellow and grantee selection or on a national AAUW committee or task force. Flex your presentation skills by becoming a facilitator for one of our salary negotiation programs. You can also submit a workshop proposal for the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders and attend sessions specifically designed for campus professionals.