Resident scholar fellowships are awarded each year by the School for Advanced Research (SAR) to approximately five scholars who have completed their research and who need time to prepare manuscripts on topics important to the understanding of humankind. Resident scholars may approach their research from the perspective of anthropology or from related fields such as history, sociology, art, and philosophy. Both humanistically and scientifically oriented scholars are encouraged to apply.
SAR’s beautiful campus nourishes the scholarly spirit, combining solitude and freedom from institutional responsibilities with a lively exchange of ideas. Resident scholars are provided with an office, low-cost housing, a stipend up to $40,000, library assistance, and other benefits. Books written by scholars may be considered for publication by SAR Press in its Resident Scholar Series. Most fellowships involve a nine-month tenure, from September 1 through May 31. Funding for these awards is provided by the Weatherhead Foundation, the Katrin H. Lamon Endowment for Native American Art and Education, the Anne Ray Charitable Trust, the Henry Luce Foundation, and the Vera R. Campbell Foundation.
Applications to the Resident Scholar Program are due on November 1st of each year.
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One nine-month position is available for a pre- or postdoctoral scholar whose work is either humanistic or scientific in nature.
One nine-month position is open to a Native American scholar, either pre- or postdoctoral.
One fellowship is available for an established Native American scholar working in the humanities, arts, or the sciences, who has a commitment to providing mentorship to recent graduates or graduate students. In addition to working on his or her own research, the scholar serves as a mentor to two interns working at the Indian Arts Research Center.
One nine-month fellowship is available for a postdoctoral Asian or U.S. scholar whose research focuses on East Asia or Southeast Asia.
One fellowship of up to nine months is available for a postdoctoral female scholar from a developing nation whose work addresses women’s economic and social empowerment in that nation.
We are no longer taking applications for the National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship.
In addition, SAR is interested in hosting exceptional scholars who have received funding through the following programs: Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships, Mellon/ACLS Recent Doctoral Recipients Fellowships, and Visiting Fulbright Scholar fellowships. Applicants to these non-SAR fellowship programs whose research is consistent with SAR’s mission may be able to join the School’s dynamic intellectual community for the duration of their fellowship. Interested scholars can contact SAR’s resident scholar program for more information.