Resident Scholar Fellowships

Funding Agency:
School for Advanced Research

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.

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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Anne Ray Fellowship: One nine-month residential fellowship is available for a Native scholar with a Master’s or PhD in the arts, humanities, or social sciences to work on his or her own writing or curatorial project. In addition, the scholar serves as a mentor to two interns (recent graduates or graduate students) working at the Indian Arts Research Center, and therefore must demonstrate a commitment to providing mentorship.
  • 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.

We are no longer taking applications for the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Luce, or the Campbell Fellowships.

Deadline: Nov. 4, 2019

Agency Website

Amount

$40,000

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty
Grad/Prof Students
Post Doctoral Fellows

Category

Arts & Humanities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

November 4, 2019