Campbell Fellowship for Women Scholar-Practitioners from Developing Countries

Campbell Fellowship for Women Scholar-Practitioners from Developing Countries

Deadline: November 1, 2014

The School for Advanced Research (SAR) is now accepting applications for the Campbell Fellowship for Women Scholar-Practitioners. 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:

  1. to advance the scholarly careers of women social scientists from the developing world;
  2. to support research that identifies causes of gender inequity in the developing world; and
  3. to support research that promotes women’s economic and social well-being.

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.


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.

Selection Criteria

All data collection should be completed prior to the start of the fellowship.

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.

For more information, visit the Campbell Fellowship.