A non-profit center founded in 1907, the School for Advanced Research (SAR) supports advanced scholarship in anthropology, the humanities, and Native American art. Its mission—to promote the advanced study and communication of knowledge about human culture, evolution, history and creative expression—is pursued through a Resident Scholar Program established in 1973. Up to six Resident Scholar fellowships are awarded each year to scholars who have completed their research and who need time and support to prepare book-length manuscripts. Scholars are offered low-cost housing on the School’s historic campus, a separate office, a $40,000 stipend, an allowance account, library services, technical assistance, and other support during a nine-month tenure, from September 1 through May 31. The fellows become part of a dynamic community of scholars, Native artists, visiting research associates, and administrative faculty, who discuss their work during weekly colloquiums. Books written by Resident Scholars may be considered for publication by SAR Press. In addition to the Resident Scholar Program, SAR also offers an Advanced Seminar Program; the J. I. Staley Prize for outstanding books in anthropology; the Indian Arts Research Center, which houses an excellent collection of Indian art; SAR Press; and a Membership Program. The seminars, lectures, and other events offered by these programs provide the scholars with a stimulating environment in which to pursue their work. One NEH fellowship is available for the 2013–2014 academic year. Application procedures are available online.
School for Advanced Research
Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions
Receipt Deadline: November 1, 2012
Phone: (505) 954-7201
Fax: (505) 954-7214
About NEH Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions
The National Endowment for the Humanities provides grants to independent centers for advanced study and international research organizations to support fellowship programs for humanities scholars through its Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI). NEH fellowships provide scholars with stipends, a collegial environment, and access to resources that might not be available at their home institutions.
Fellowship programs may be administered by independent centers for advanced study, libraries, and museums in the United States, or American overseas research centers or other organizations that have expertise in promoting research on foreign cultures. The centers and organizations establish their own peer review procedures for the selection of NEH grant recipients and administer the awards. NEH provides funding for humanities fellowships of four to twelve months.
Amount of Award
Amount of the award will vary by the number and length of the fellowships offered by the host institution.
Centers and organizations applying for these grants may not be affiliated with an institution of higher education and must be independently governed, financed, and administered. In addition, they must have a pre-existing fellowship program maintained with non-NEH funding. Eligibility for NEH fellowships at these research institutions is limited to United States citizens and foreign nationals who have been residents in the United States for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline for the grant. NEH research opportunities are intended for persons who have already completed their formal academic training. Consequently, persons seeking support for work in pursuit of a degree are not eligible for NEH fellowships and research grants.
How to Apply
For more information and application instructions, please visit the program website listed above.