New Eligibility Criteria

Campbell Fellowship for Transformative Research on Women in the Developing World

SAR, with the generous support of the Vera R. Campbell Foundation, offers one six- or nine-month postdoctoral fellowship for a female scholar whose research both documents the circumstances of women in the developing world and offers paths to concrete, practical strategies for improving their health, prosperity, and general well-being.

Adobe PDF IconDownload the flier (PDF, 180 KB)The successful applicant for this fellowship will have, by the application deadline, completed a doctorate in anthropology, economics, geography, history, law, political science, psychology, sociology, or in an interdisciplinary field that incorporates two or more of these disciplines.

Sample topics include education and socialization of girls; women’s roles in government; reproduction and women’s health; impacts of international and civil conflict on women; women’s roles in resolving conflicts or sustaining civil society; the practice and process of gender-based development; and women in science and technology.

Applicants should provide compelling evidence of originality of thought, an ability to engage real-world problems, and skill at communicating ideas effectively to professional audiences and the general public. Although women scholars from any nation are eligible to apply, SAR particularly welcomes and encourages applications from scholars in developing countries. All data collection should be completed prior to the start of the fellowship and applicants must demonstrate fluency in English.

Fellows receive a $4,500/month stipend in addition to housing and office space on the SAR campus.

Islah Jad Islah Jad
2013–2014
Project: “Local Power and Women’s Empowerment in a Conflict Context: Palestinian Women Contesting Power in Chaos”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Associate Professor and Director, Women's Studies Institute, Birzeit University, West Bank, Palestine
Fibian Kavulani Lukalo Fibian Kavulani Lukalo
2012–2013
Project: “Mothering, Poverty, and Educational Decisions for Daughters in Kenya”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Senior Lecturer, Department of Communication and Media Studies, School of Human Resource Development, Moi University
Wossen Argaw Tegegn Wossen Argaw Tegegn
2011–2012
Project: “The Gender Agenda in Ethiopian Technology Universities”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Research Scholar, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna
Jamila Bargach and her Daughter, Fanou Derhem Jamila Bargach
2010–2011
Project: “Harvesting the Clouds: Fog Collection Technology and Gender Equality in a Berber Village, Morocco ”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Academic Director, Foundation SiHmad Derhem for the Development of the South & the Sahara

Sponsored by Vera R. Campbell Foundation