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SAR advances creative thought and innovative work in the social sciences, humanities, and Native American arts.



To become the preeminent institution that fosters understanding of humankind through scholarly and artistic creativity.


Founded in 1907, SAR is a residential center focused on the cultivation of innovative research in anthropology, broadly defined, as well as the work of Native American artists and writers.


RESEARCH—We support leading-edge research in anthropology and related disciplines through our resident scholar program, academic seminars, and SAR Press.

NATIVE AMERICAN ARTS—We offer resident fellowships to Native American artists and, working collaboratively with descendant communities, steward one of the nation’s finest collections of Native American art from the Southwest at the Indian Arts Research Center.

PUBLIC EDUCATION—We provide our members and the public with access to informed discussions on topics of broad social concern through lectures, salons, classes, artist studio talks, scholar colloquia, and field trips. Join SAR.


Because a great nation needs creative social and artistic thought to lend meaning to its accomplishments and aspirations.


The School for Advanced Research is deeply committed to the long-standing principle of academic freedom and will continue to accept applications from scholars world-wide for our fellowships and seminars. In addition, we are committed to the principle of peer review of all applications without regard to nationality, religion, race, gender, or sexual orientation.


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