Evelyne Accad and Paul Vieille International Research Award

The Evelyne Accad and Paul Vieille International Research Award offered by the Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program (WGGP) seeks graduate student candidates at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign working on issues related to women in North Africa and the Middle East. The award is designed to support research projects in a wide variety of disciplines (such as, Anthropology, Sociology, Literature, Linguistics, Religion, Economics, Health, Fine Arts, Music, and Philosophy) as well as multi-disciplinary work. An award of up to $1,000 will be given to a graduate student whose work promises to make a significant contribution to the understanding of women’s lives in the region. For information about Professor Accad, visit her department web page.

2015-16 Accad-Vieille Award Recipient

Negin Sattari


Negin is a Ph.D. student in Sociology, looking at Iranian women's experiences in male dominated occupations and how they understand their work in a society where sex-segregation is systematically enforced by the state. She completed her Master’s degree in Sociology at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and a BS in Mechanical Engineering in Isfahan University of Technology in Isfahan, Iran.

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In order to be eligible, applicants must
1. A completed application form (top of this page).
2. A proposal of the research project [five double-spaced pages or approximately 1500 words].
3. One letter of reference [with referee form on page 3 of application].

Applications should include be sent to:
Send completed applicatio and supporting materials to:
WGGP Office
320 International Studies Building, MC-401
910 South Fifth Street
Champaign, IL 61820

For more information, contact the WGGP Office at 333-1994.


Deadline for the application is February 16, 2017, by 5:00 pm

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