Anne Ray Fellowship
From 2009 to 2020 with generous funding from the Anne Ray Charitable Trust, SAR offered a nine-month residential fellowship for a Native scholar with a Master’s or PhD in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. The goal of the fellowship was to allow scholars the time to work on their own writing or curatorial research project. From the iconography and construction of Cree porcupine quill coats to the oral histories of Native American boarding schools, the Anne Ray Fellowship scholars provided a rich narrative of the lives of the Native people of North America. In addition, the scholars provided invaluable mentorship to the Anne Ray interns who worked at the Indian Arts Research Center guiding their intellectual development and facilitating their engagement with other scholars on the SAR campus.