PhD student awarded AAUW International Fellowship

LAWRENCE — The American Association of University Women (AAUW) awarded its 2020-21 International Fellowship to Intisar Ameen Tyne of Bangladesh. Tyne is a graduate student in mental health care architecture at the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design. 

“The AAUW fellowship will help to understand the vast gap between the available psychiatric resources in Bangladesh and the actual need of patients that requires immediate attention,” Tyne said. 

Tyne plans to focus on the gender-based disparities in Bangladeshi mental hospitals. Currently, she is working on the historical development of colonial mental hospitals under the supervision of Dr. Mahbub Rashid, professor of architecture.  

“The support of AAUW is giving me a head start on my journey toward accomplishing my academic goals and career aspirations,” Tyne said.   

AAUW is one of the world’s leading supporters of graduate women’s education: Over the past 132 years, it has provided more than $115 million in fellowships, grants and awards to 13,000 women from 150 countries. AAUW is proud to be one of the nation’s largest educational funders for women of color. 

For the 2020-21 academic year, AAUW awarded a total of $3.5 million through seven fellowships and grants programs to more than 200 scholars, research projects and programs promoting education and equity for women and girls. 

AAUW International Fellows are selected for their academic achievement, scholarly promise and demonstrated commitment to women and girls. Thousands of AAUW International Fellows have returned to their home countries to become leaders in government, academia, community activism, business and science.