Friday, August 12, 2011

Campbell Fellowship for Women Scholar-Practitioners from Developing Nations

One six-month fellowship is available for a female postdoctoral social scientist from a developing nation, whose work addresses women’s economic and social empowerment in that nation. The goal of the program is twofold: to advance the scholarly careers of women social scientists from the developing world, and to support research that identifies causes of gender inequity in the developing world and that proposes practical solutions for promoting women’s economic and social empowerment. The fellowship is expected to start on September 1, and run through February 28.

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:
The application deadline is November 1. Applications must include:

• Citizenship: Applicants must be nationals of developing countries that are currently eligible to borrow from the World Bank (see for the current list of eligible countries).
• 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 that identify causes of and/or solutions to gender inequity in the developing world, and thus contribute to women’s social and economic empowerment, will be favored. Sample topics include education and socialization of girls; globalization and the economic status of women; policies and practices toward family, reproduction, and women’s health; impacts of international and civil conflict on women; women’s roles in resolving such 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 clearly stated intention to serve 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. 

Campbell Fellowship for Women Scholar-Practitioners from Developing Nations
For application form and submission specifications go to or contact Scholar Programs at or (505) 954-7201.
This fellowship is made possible through the generous support of the Vera R. Campbell Foundation.
For more information, visit
• Application form available at
• An abstract, not to exceed 150 words, describing the purpose, goals, and objectives of the applicant’s research project on which they will work at SAR.
• A proposal, no more than four double-spaced pages in length. The proposal should describe what is
to be accomplished during the fellowship, the status of the applicant’s research on the topic, and the significance of the work.
• A short bibliography, not to exceed one single-spaced page, of references cited in the proposal.
• Curriculum vitae, not to exceed four single-spaced pages.
• Three letters of recommendation not to exceed two single-spaced pages in length each. Letters must be received by November 1. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that references send their letters on time.

For more information, please visit: 
Contact: or (505) 954-7201

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