Programs

Anthony BelvadoAnthony Belvado2014 Ronald and Susan Dubin Fellow. Photograph by William Geoghegan.Anthony Belvado2014 Ronald and Susan Dubin Fellow. Photograph by William Geoghegan. 

The School for Advanced Research (SAR) supports advanced scholarship and creativity in the social sciences, the humanities, and Native American art. Since 1907, SAR has supported innovative programs that expand our knowledge of human nature, culture, and creativity.

Native Artists

Through the Indian Arts Research Center (IARC), SAR offers artist-in-residence fellowships for Native Americans. These fellowships provide opportunities for artists of all mediums to dedicate time to explore new avenues of creativity or strengthen their existing talents.

Scholars

Through its Resident Scholar and Summer Scholar programs, SAR awards up to 14 residential fellowships each year to scholars in the social sciences, arts, and humanities who need time to think and write.

Seminars

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Seminars at SAR promote in-depth communication among scholars who are at a critical stage of research on a shared topic and whose interaction has the potential to create new insights on human evolution, behavior, culture, and creative expression.

Awards

SAR annually presents the J. I. Staley Prize to a living author for a book that exemplifies outstanding scholarship and writing in anthropology. The School also awards occasional grants for research on the Arroyo Hondo archaeological collection.

Internships

Innovative internship programs at SAR's Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) support Native American undergraduates, graduate students, and junior museum professionals in developing strong backgrounds in academia and museum work.

Native Community

The Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) offers several no-cost programs open to tribal community groups, individual artists, tribal elders, senior citizen programs, and local Indian Schools who wish to visit the collections.

Symposiums

SAR sponsors symposiums on topics of particular importance and interest to students, teachers, artists, scholars, and the general public. These are often arranged in collaboration with like-minded organizations in the Santa Fe area.

Volunteers and Docents

Volunteers are the lifeblood of an institution such as SAR. Over the last several years, volunteers have generously given innumerable hours of their time to support the mission of SAR.