Please note the new application deadline.

Summer Scholars

The deadline for Summer Scholar Fellowship applications is the second Monday in January each year.

Summer scholar residential fellowships are awarded to several scholars in anthropology and related fields to pursue research or writing projects that promote understanding of human behavior, culture, society, and the history of anthropology. Scholars from the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to apply.

The summer scholar selection process is guided by the School’s longstanding commitment to support research that advances knowledge about human culture, evolution, history, and creative expression. SAR views its mission, its scholars, and its attractive campus environment as the connective tissue that supports the kinds of research that underlie its national reputation.

Competitive proposals have a strong empirical dimension, meaning that they address the facts of human life on the ground. They also situate the proposed research within a specific cultural or historical context and engage a broad scholarly literature. Applicants should make a convincing case for the intellectual significance of their projects and their potential contribution to a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

SAR’s beautiful campus nourishes the scholarly spirit, combining solitude and freedom from institutional responsibilities with a lively exchange of ideas. Summer scholars are provided with a small stipend, a rent-free apartment and office on campus, an allowance account, library support, and other benefits during a seven-week session, which starts in mid-June.

The Summer Scholar Program is funded by the Ethel-Jane Westfeldt Bunting Foundation, the William Y. and Nettie K. Adams Fellowship in the History of Anthropology, and the School for Advanced Research.

Ethel-Jane Westfeldt Bunting Fellowship

Up to three residential fellowships are available each summer for doctoral level scholars and PhD candidates in the social sciences, humanities, or arts.

William Y. and Nettie K. Adams Fellowship in the History of Anthropology

One residential fellowship is available each summer for a doctoral level scholar or PhD candidate whose project focuses on the history of anthropology.

Access the Online Application System

For questions, please call (505) 954-7201 or email scholar[at]sarsf.org.