Research Fellows

In partnership with The Shield-Ayres Foundation, IDVSA supervises four to seven Research Fellows every academic year.  Research Fellows have opportunities to implement research, policy, or practice projects.  They are trained on research design, policy analysis, ethical practice, and advocacy with vulnerable populations in the areas of human trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual assault.

Applying for a Research Fellow position with IDVSA is a competitive process.  We seek candidates across academic disciplines at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Community professionals are also encouraged to apply.  Please note that this position requires the time commitment of an academic semester (fall, spring, and summer semesters), with a minimum of 6 hours of work a week. Fellows will receive a small stipend for their work which should not be confused with tuition reimbursement or other university benefits.

You can contact Margaret Bassett at if you have any questions regarding the Research Fellow position or application process.

Learn about past Research Fellows and their project specializations.