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.

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.

 

Weatherhead Fellowship

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. 

Paloheimo Foundation Fellowship

One nine-month residential fellowship is available for scholars working in the humanities or social sciences. 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. 

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. 

Wenner-Gren Fellowship in Anthropology and Black Experiences

One nine-month residential fellowship open to PhD-holding anthropologists of all ranks. This fellowship aims to expand the anthropological conversation and build capacity in anthropology by amplifying perspectives previously under-represented in the discipline. SAR is eager to support individuals whose research draws on Black studies, critical race studies, diasporic Africana studies, the vernacular insights of communities of color, and other sources of inspiration growing out of global Black experiences to advance new lines of scholarship in any of anthropology’s subfields. 

 

Deadline: Nov. 6, 2023

Agency Website

Amount

$40,000

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty
Grad/Prof Students
Post Doctoral Fellows

Category

Arts & Humanities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

November 6, 2023