This award will support a year-long educational engagement related to a topic or issue relevant to promoting health and development and/or to reducing the incidence and/or severity of violence against women and girls. The engagement will include coursework or independent study during the semester preceding the field placement to prepare for research or service work in the chosen community. The field placement must be for at least eight weeks, and it is preferable that this placement occur in a French-speaking developing country (such as Tunisia, Morocco, Senegal, Guinea, Côte D’Ivoire, and Burkina Faso). During the semester following the field placement, the student will propose additional course work or mentored independent study to build on knowledge and skills gained during the field experience and to work to disseminate findings and consider options for sustained engagement with the host community. The number of recipients will be determined by the funds available and the quality of the applicants; the Board may select one or more or no recipients in any given year.