Professor Fang Yu Hu

Fang Yu Hu, an assistant professor in UTC’s Department of History, is one of 66 women in the country to be awarded a fellowship this year from the American Association of University Women (AAUW).

Hu is using the $6,000 award — given only to women in academia — to help her finish a book manuscript.

“I was thrilled when I heard that I was awarded this prestigious fellowship,” Hu said. “It will help me complete my book manuscript on Han Taiwanese girls’ education under Japanese colonialism from 1895 to 1945.”

She also will continue to teach as a full-time faculty member in the history department.

For the 2019-20 academic year, AAUW is awarding a total of $4 million through seven fellowships and other grants programs to 259 scholars, research projects and programs promoting education and equity for women and girls.

“AAUW’s fellows and grantees have made major contributions to our society and to the world at large,” said Kim Churches, the chief executive officer of AAUW. “These trailblazers are breaking the mold in nontraditional fields and redefining what leadership looks like. AAUW is proud to support them with the resources they need to excel.”

American Fellowships, AAUW’s largest funding program, began 1888, making it one of the world’s oldest fellowship programs exclusively for women. It supports women scholars who are completing doctoral dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research or finishing research for publication.

To find out more about this year’s class of awardees, visit the online directory.


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