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SAR opens the online application system for Resident Scholar fellowships on September first of each year.The deadline for Resident Scholar Fellowship applications is the first Monday in November each year. Access the online application system here.

Resident scholar fellowships are awarded annually by the School for Advanced Research (SAR) to up to six scholars who have completed their research and who need time to prepare manuscripts or dissertations 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 and sociology. Scholars from the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to apply.

The resident 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.

Applicants for doctoral level fellowships must have their PhD in hand at time of application. If not, you must apply as a PhD candidate and will receive the pre-doctoral level stipend award.

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. Resident scholars are provided with an office, low-cost housing, a stipend (amount varies according to award), library assistance, and other benefits. Fellowships involve a nine-month tenure, from September 1 through May 31.

Resident Scholar fellowships are funded by the Weatherhead Foundation, the Katrin H. Lamon Endowment for Native American Art and Education and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Applications are accepted through the first Monday in November to be considered for tenure beginning September 1 of the following year. Awards are announced in March.

Weatherhead Fellowships
Two nine-month residential fellowships are available for scholars working in the humanities or social sciences. Scholars with doctorates who plan to write their books and PhD candidates who plan to write their dissertations are eligible. Find out more >

Katrin H. Lamon Fellowship
One nine-month residential fellowship is available for a Native scholar working in the humanities or the social sciences. Scholars with doctorates who plan to write their books and PhD candidates who plan to write their dissertations are eligible. Find out more >

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship in Latino Studies

Two nine-month residential fellowships in Latino studies are available. Scholars with doctorates at the assistant professor level who plan to complete book-length projects and PhD candidates who plan to write their dissertations are eligible. Underrepresented scholars are especially encouraged to apply. The successful applicant(s) for this fellowship will hold a doctorate or have completed all but their dissertation toward a PhD in anthropology, history, sociology, religious studies, Latino/Chicano studies, cultural studies, or in an interdisciplinary field that incorporates two or more of these disciplines. Find out more >

We are no longer taking applications for the Anne Ray Fellowship.

Access the Online Application System

For questions, please call (505) 954-7237 or email scholar@sarsf.org.

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