Campbell Fellowship for Women Scholar-Practitioners from Developing Nations

One six or nine-month fellowship is available for a female postdoctoral social scientist from a developing nation whose work addresses women’s economic and social well-being in her nation. The goal of the program is threefold: to advance the scholarly careers of women social scientists from the developing world; to support research that identifies causes of gender inequity in the developing world; and to support research that promotes women’s economic and social well-being.

All data collection should be completed prior to the start of the fellowship. While at SAR, it is expected that the Campbell fellow will advance her academic career (e.g., work on her publications, participate in the SAR scholarly community, network with relevant scholars in the US, and give conference presentations) and promote women’s economic and social well-being in her country through application of her research. Some of the advocacy work may be accomplished during the fellow's tenure at SAR or advocacy plans may be developed and refined while at SAR with the intent to put them into action upon returning home. In addition to a $4,500/month stipend and housing and office space on the SAR campus, the Campbell Fellow receives travel, shipping, and library resource funds; health insurance; and the support of a mentoring committee of established scholar-practitioners.

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In addition to a $4,500/month stipend and housing and office space on the SAR campus, the Campbell Fellow receives travel, shipping, and library resource funds; health insurance; and the support of a mentoring committee of established scholar-practitioners.

The following criteria guide SAR's selection of the Campbell Fellow:

  • Citizenship: Applicants must be nationals of developing countries that are currently eligible to borrow from the World Bank.
  • Academic Discipline: Applicants should be pursuing research in one of the social sciences: anthropology, economics, education, geography, history, law, linguistics, political science, psychology, social work, or sociology, or in an interdisciplinary field that incorporates two or more of these disciplines.
  • Research Topic: Projects must have applications for promoting well-being amongst women and their communities. Sample topics include education and socialization of girls; globalization and the economic status of women; policies and practices governing women and girls, reproduction and women’s health; impacts of international and civil conflict on women; women’s roles in resolving conflicts or sustaining civil society; media representations of women and the formation of ideologies of gender; the practice and process of gender-based development; and women in science and technology. SAR will select fellows on the strength of their research projects and a clearly developed plan to apply this research in betterment of their communities and countries of origin.
  • English Fluency: To facilitate full engagement in the SAR intellectual community, applicants must demonstrate their fluency in English, such as through their record of professional interaction in written and spoken English.

Applications to the Resident Scholar Program are due on November 1st of each year. This fellowship is made possible through the generous support of the Vera R. Campbell Foundation.

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