fUNDING FOR rESEARCH/Training
Campbell Fellowship for Transformative Research on Women in the Developing World
The School for Advanced Research (SAR) with the generous support of the Vera R. Campbell Foundation, offers one six- or nine-month postdoctoral fellowship for a female 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.
Fellows receive a $4,500/month stipend in addition to housing and office space on the SAR campus.
Small Grants Programme for Thesis Writing
The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is pleased to announce its twenty-fifth session Small Grants Programme for Thesis Writing for the year 2014. The grants serve as part of the Council’s contribution to the development of the social sciences in Africa, and the continuous renewal and strengthening of research capacities in African universities, through the funding of primary research conducted by postgraduate students and professionals. Hence, candidates whose applications are successful are encouraged to use the resources provided under the grants to cover the cost of their fieldwork, the acquisition of books and documents, the processing of data which they have collected and the printing of their thesis/dissertations. As the Council is strongly committed to encouraging African researchers to engage one another on a sustained basis, recipients of the small grants will also be supported to order books and journals produced by African scholarly publishers, including CODESRIA itself. They will also be encouraged to apply for participation in CODESRIA research methodology workshops.
African Economic Research Consortium PhD Fellowships
AERC also offers a limited number of fellowships annually, towards PhD studies. To be eligible for consideration, the request must again come from an African national intending to pursue a career in economic management, research and/or teaching at a public institution in sub-Saharan Africa. Academic excellence, as well as potential for research, forms the overriding criteria for short-listing candidates for interview. Priority is accorded to candidates who are on staff development in the Collaborative MA Programme (CMAP).
Funding for projects/programs
New Field Foundation
Through its main grantmaking program Rural Women Creating Change, New Field Foundation supports African rural women, their organizations and networks in sub-Saharan Africa to increase their agency over resources, information and policy.
Rural Women Creating Change grants are intended to enable:
The Global Fund for Women
The Global Fund for Women invests in women's groups that advance the human rights of women and girls. We strengthen women-led groups based outside the United States by providing grants ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 per year for operating and project expenses. First-time grant awards generally range from $5,000 to $13,000 per year. We value local expertise and believe that women themselves know best how to determine their needs and propose solutions for lasting change. To maximize our impact in defending and expanding hard won gains in women’s rights, Global Fund’s grantmaking will focus on three critical areas:
Alexia Foundation 2014 Women's Initiative Grant - deadline June 30th!
The Alexia Foundation is pleased to announce the call for entries for the 2014 Women's Initiative Grant which will provide a $25,000 grant for a project to be produced on a significant issue involving and affecting women anywhere in the world.
The Alexia Foundation's main purpose is to encourage and help photojournalists create stories that drive change. While our traditional grant guidelines put no limits on the subject matter for grant proposals, a number of proposals about women's rights in the last few years have been so powerful that we have been compelled to create a grant specifically on issues relating to women.
Unlike the first Women's Initiative grant, which specifically focused on abuse of women in the United States, this call for entries is open to photographers any where in the world and is intended to permit the photographer to produce a serious documentary photographic project encompassing any issue involving women anywhere in the world.