Australian Federation of Graduate Women Inc. (AFGW)
Formerly known as the Australian Federation of University Women Inc., AFGW is the national voice of graduate women working through initiatives in Education for the advancement and wellbeing of women and girls. We link women across Australia through our State and Territory Associations (STAs) and local branches to work in friendship, cooperation and understanding with each other and the network of women graduates worldwide.
Through Graduate Women International – formerly International Federation of University Women (IFUW) we work with women graduates across all cultures, all fields of study, all professions and all generations to empower women and girls through lifelong education for leadership, decision-making and peace. AFGW Inc. number circa 600 members in all state and territories. New South Wales and Queensland also have active branches, each with its own activities. Some STAs and branches hire academic regalia for graduation ceremonies, to raise funds for our generous fellowships, grants, and bursaries.
32nd Triennial GWI Conference
Congratulations to AFGW Secretary ‘Tricia Blombery on her election as GWI Treasurer.
The 2017 Application Form and Guidelines will be available on this website in December 2016.
2015 Fellowship Winners
AFGW Barbara Hale Fellowship
Stephanie Begg, University of Adelaide Project: Mapping the dynamic metalloproteome of Streptococcus Pneumoniae at the host-pathogen interface to reveal novel antimicrobial targets of S. Pneumoniae Read more
AFGW Georgina Sweet Fellowship
Lilyan Panton, University of Tasmania Project: Investigating Auditorium Acoustics from the Perspective of Chamber Ochestra Musicians Read more
The AFGW Logo
The logo presides over all AFGW activity. To read its history and meaning click on Logo
Members’ Only Section
This Section contains AFGW newsletters and magazines. It also provides a forum where members can access corporate documents such as Advocacy and National Goals, Business Plans, Call for Nominations to AFGW Inc. Executive, Draft Constitutional Amendments and Draft Policy and Administrative Resolutions.
Please send a message to the AFGW Web Manager for the password.
A copy of the Constitution that governs AFGW can be read here AFGW Constitution
Go to Graduate Women International and read about the GWI’s international projects, the GWI and the Members’ Corner. The GWI Members’ Corner is now a gateway to a new interactive space with forums where members can exchange messages and a directory where members can post their information and see profiles of other GWI members worldwide. The Members’ Corner also provides one-stop access to the latest GWI Updates, blogs and discussions. Receive regular updates GWI Updates
Did you receive a GWI/IFUW Fellowship or do you know someone who did?
What you are doing now? What impact winning a GWI/IFUW award has had on your life and your career path? GWI hopes that you will share your news and inspire others with your story. Please send a short (no more than 200 words), your written permission to publish the texts in print and electronic format and a passport-sized photograph of you now or when you were engaged on the project that GWI/IFUW funded. Email
Visit other pages of our site to learn more about our programmes and how you can become part of an international network of women working for change.