News for Thursday, April 8, 2010

SAR Awarded Nine-Month Fellowships for Scholars

The Henry Luce Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities recently announced three-year awards for the support of nine-month residential fellowships at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Luce Foundation

The Luce Foundation Fellowship for Scholars of East and Southeast Asia will support one scholar from the social sciences or humanities engaged in influential research on East and Southeast Asia, and promote intellectual communication among American and Asian scholars. Fellows will receive a stipend of $40,000 for the nine-month term, a residence on the SAR campus, and a fully furnished office. Application details will be posted on the SAR website by August 2010.

National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship comes to SAR under the Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI) initiative. Fellows will be selected from any of the disciplines in the humanities, and will receive a stipend of $37,800 for the nine-month term, a residence on the SAR campus, and a fully furnished office. Application details will be posted on the SAR website by August 2010.

In accepting these awards, SAR president James F. Brooks commented “we are grateful to the Luce Foundation and the NEH for their support, which fulfills two elements central to our vision for the 21st century – a greater commitment to research and scholarly publication in the Far East, and our expanding embrace of the humanities as essential to understanding the depth and breadth of the human experience. We look forward to assisting these new Fellows in their important work, and to sharing with them our intellectual community.”