A six or nine-month fellowship is now open to 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: to advance the scholarly careers of women social scientists from the developing world; to support research that identifies causes of gender inequity in the developing world; and to support research that promotes women’s economic and social well-being.
Program Details

  • All data collection should be completed prior to the start of the fellowship.
  • 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.
  • Some of the advocacy work may be accomplished during the fellow’s tenure at SAR or advocacy plans may be developed and refined while at SAR with the intent to put them into action upon returning home.

Worth of Award

  • 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:

  • 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.

 How to Apply
All applications must include

  • An account on the online. Remember this is not a bank account. Just register on their website. See link below
  • An abstract, not to exceed 150 words, describing the purpose, goals, and objectives of the project.
  • A proposal, no more than four double-spaced pages in length. The proposal should describe what is to be accomplished during the fellowship year, 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.
  • A curriculum vitae, not to exceed four single-spaced pages.

For all applicants:

  • 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 November 1. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that references send their letters on time. For Anne Ray applicants, one letter should be from a student; see below for detail. Additional reference checks may be conducted for finalists.

For Campbell applicants:

  • A statement, not to exceed one page, explaining how your scholarly work at SAR will translate into action to increase well-being amongst women and their communities in your nation.

Deadline: The completed application must be submitted by November 1, 2014
Click here to apply online