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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.


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


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.


SAR annually presents the J. I. Staley Prize to a living author for a book that exemplifies outstanding scholarship and writing in anthropology.

Indigenous Writer-in-Residence

The School for Advanced Research (SAR), with the generous support of the Lannan Foundation, offers one Indigenous Writer-in-Residence fellowship annually. The purpose of this fellowship is to advance the work of an indigenous writer pursuing their creative project while enabling them to interact with local scholarly, artist, and Native communities.

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