2016 Campbell Residential Fellowship for Research on Women in the Developing World

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Vera R. Campbell Foundation is offering one six- or nine-month residential fellowship for a female doctoral level scholar to write her book. Women scholars from any nation are eligible to apply, SAR particularly welcomes and encourages applications from scholars in developing countries. Fellows receive a $4,500/month stipend in addition to housing and office space on the SAR campus. The application deadline is November 1.

Study Subject(s): Fellowship offers paths to concrete, practical strategies for improving their health, prosperity, and general well-being.
Course Level: This is a one six- or nine-month residential fellowship is available for a female doctoral level scholar to write her book.
Scholarship Provider: Vera R. Campbell Foundation
Scholarship can be taken at: USA

Eligibility:
-One six- or nine-month residential fellowship is available for a female doctoral level 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.
-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.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Women scholars from any nation are eligible to apply, SAR particularly welcomes and encourages applications from scholars in developing countries.

Scholarship Description: One six- or nine-month residential fellowship is available for a female doctoral level scholar to write her book. The applicant’s research must both document the circumstances of women in the developing world and offer paths to concrete, practical strategies for improving their health, prosperity, and general well-being.

Number of award(s): One fellowship for women is awarded.

Duration of award(s): The Campbell Fellowship will be six to nine months long.

What does it cover? Fellows receive a $4,500/month stipend in addition to housing and office space on the SAR campus. This fellowship is made possible through the generous support of the Vera R. Campbell Foundation.

Selection Criteria: Fellowships are awarded competitively based on evaluations by a specially convened panel of external reviewers who represent a broad spectrum of intellectual expertise. Composition of the panel changes each year. The program supports scholars whose work is broad, synthetic, and interdisciplinary and promises to yield significant advances in understanding human culture, behavior, evolution, or critical contemporary issues. Projects that are narrowly focused geographically and theoretically or that are primarily methodological seldom receive strong consideration. Each year the program supports a mix of social science and humanities oriented scholars. Preference is given to applicants whose research and analysis are complete and who need time to prepare manuscripts or dissertations. Applicants for doctoral level fellowships must have their PhD in hand at time of application.

How to Apply: All application materials must be submitted through the online application system. E-mailed, mailed, or faxed application materials, including letters of recommendation, will not be accepted. Supplementary materials will not be considered. In fairness to all applicants, we do not grant on- or off-campus interviews. Online applications will be accepted from September 1 through the first Monday in November each year. Only fully completed applications that adhere to SAR’s guidelines and deadlines will be considered. All proposal components should be in 12-point type with at least 1-inch margins on all sides. Applicants must create an account on the online application system before materials can be uploaded for submission. All applications must include:
-An abstract, not to exceed 150 words, describing the purpose and goals of the project.
-A proposal, no more than four double-spaced pages in length, describing the research project, key questions to be addressed, methodologies, and significance. The proposal should also explain what is to be accomplished during the fellowship year and the status of the applicant’s research on the topic.
-A short bibliography, not to exceed one single-spaced page, of references cited in the proposal.
-A curriculum vitae, not to exceed four single-spaced pages.
-Three letters of recommendation, not to exceed two pages in length each. Letters must be requested and submitted through the online application process and uploaded by the application deadline. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that references send their letters on time. Additional reference checks may be conducted for finalists.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is November 1, 2016.

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