About the SAR Summer Scholar Program. Between 1997 and 2016, SAR offered a summer residential program for scholars in the write-up stage of their research projects. Approximately 120 scholars spent 6-7 weeks on the SAR campus during the summer months.
In 2017, however, the program was suspended to make way for new initiatives, including the Creative Thought Forum (CTF). The summer program of the CTF brings to the SAR campus scholars and journalists working on issues of broad public concern. They typically offer discussion salons that encourage wide-ranging conversations with SAR members, senior scholars, and other members of the community. This is part of a larger effort by SAR to support thinkers who are both innovative researchers and effective communicators, on the principle that the hard-won insights of anthropology and related disciplines deserve to be more widely disseminated and understood by the general public.
We also welcome proposals for campus seminars or short-term residential research projects that qualify for support under the terms of the William Y. and Nettie K. Adams Fund, which is directed to work on the history of anthropology.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Ethel-Jane Westfeldt Bunting Foundation, which made the SAR Summer Scholar Program possible and which now underwrites the Creative Thought Forum’s summer activities.
SAR Summer Scholars, 2011