2015/2016 Fellowship Scholarships For African Women Scholar- Practitioners

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Scholarship Name: Campbell Fellowship for Women Scholar-Practitioners from Developing Nations

Brief description: Campbell Foundation Fellowship for Women Scholar-Practitioners from Developing Nations whose work addresses women’s economic and social empowerment in that nation

Eligible Fields

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.

About Scholarship

The Vera R. Campbell Foundation funded Fellowship is offered for female postdoctoral social scientist from a developing country 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.

Scholarship Offered Since: Not Specified

Scholarship Type: Postdoctoral Fellowship for women

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Applicants must be nationals of developing countries that are currently eligible to borrow from the World Bank.

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.

Value of Scholarship

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.

Duration of Scholarship: Six months

Eligible Countries

Applicants must be nationals of developing countries that are currently eligible to borrow from the World Bank.

To be taken at (country): USA

Application Deadline: first Monday in November each year.

Offered annually? Yes

How to Apply

Applications to the Resident Scholar Program are due on November 1st of each year.

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Sponsors

This fellowship is made possible through the generous support of the Vera R. Campbell Foundation.

Important Notes:

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.

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