Course(s) Offered: Social sciences & related field
Course Level: Graduate (phd, postdoctoral)
Provider: Vera R. Campbell Foundation
Country to Study in: USA
The Vera R. Campbell Fellowship is available for a female postdoctoral social scientist from a developing nation whose research work 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 program aims 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.
This Resident Scholar Program, launched in 1972, has provided hundreds pre- and postdoctoral scholars with six- or nine-month residencies in which to read, reflect, and write up research results. This fellowship is made possible by the generous support of the Vera R. Campbell Foundation at the School of Advanced Research (SAR), USA.
The following criteria guide SAR's selection of the Campbell Fellow:
- Citizenship: Although women scholars from any nation are eligible to apply, SAR particularly welcomes and encourages applications from scholars in developing countries.
- Academic Discipline: 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.
- 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; 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.
- All data collection should be completed prior to the start of the fellowship and applicants must demonstrate fluency in English.
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.
Applications are evaluated on the basis of the overall excellence and significance of the proposed project, clarity of presentation, and the applicant’s academic accomplishments relative to subdiscipline and career stage.
Female citizens of ANY country (especially Developing Countries; see list of countries eligible to borrow from the World Bank)
School for Advanced Research (SAR); Santa Fe, New Mexico; USA
Fields of study
Any one of the social sciences including: 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.
Number of Awards
One (1) will be given
A six- or nine-month residential fellowship is available
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.
Method of Application
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, SAR does not grant on- or off-campus interviews.
Applicants must create an account on the online application system before materials can be uploaded for submission.
It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply for this fellowship
Online applications will be accepted from September 1 through the first Monday in November each year. The deadline date for the current applications is 7th November 2016
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.
Application Deadline: 7 November 2016
Open for International Students: Yes
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