Graduate Women International – Hegg Hoffet Fund






01 October 2022


15 December 2022


The Hegg Hoffet Fund assists graduate women (and in special cases tertiary women students) who have been displaced as a result of war, political upheaval or other serious emergencies.

Eligibility criteria

Short term grants to individual women graduates, and in special cases women tertiary students

Selection criteria

The GWI Hegg Hoffet Committee, appointed by the GWI Board of Officers, is responsible for assessing all application 

Award History

The Fund was established in 1936 as the IFUW Emergency Fund (later called the Relief Fund) to help university women who had been deprived of the right to work, and in many cases, the right to live in their native countries.

In honour of many years of service given by long term convener Mme Blanche Hegg Hoffet of Switzerland, who was particularly responsible for raising money and distributing assistance during and after the Second World War, the Fund adopted her name in 1968.