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Resident Scholar Fellowships

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.

SAR opens the online application system for Resident Scholar fellowships on September first of each year. The deadline for Resident Scholar Fellowship applications is the first Monday in November each year.

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.

Resident Scholar fellowships are funded by the Weatherhead Foundation, the Katrin H. Lamon Endowment for Native American Art and Education and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


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. Find out more.


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. Find out more.


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. Find out more.


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. Find out more.


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. Find out more.

Native American Artist Fellowships

The Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) offers three artist-in-residence fellowships annually to advance the work of established and emerging Native American artists. Each fellowship includes a monthly stipend, housing, studio space, a supplies allowance, full access to the IARC collections, and travel reimbursement to and from SAR. These fellowships provide time for artists to explore new avenues of creativity, grapple with new ideas to further advance their work, and strengthen existing talents.

The fellowships support diverse creative disciplines and can include sculpture, performance, basketry, painting, printmaking, digital art, mixed media, photography, pottery, writing, and film and video. However each fellowship has specific applicant criteria as indicated below.

Ron and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellowship

The Dubin Fellowship is dedicated to supporting traditional Native artistry.


Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellowship

The King Fellowship is dedicated to preserving the Southwest’s extensive artistic heritage. Applicants to this fellowship must be from a Native community in the Southwestern United States (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah) and work in the visual arts.


Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Artist Fellowship for Women

The Dobkin Fellowship encourages the creativity and growth of indigenous women artists working in any media.


If you prefer to submit your application by mail, please download the IARC Native Artist Fellowship application here. Applications must be postmarked by the application deadline, which is January 15th. Application materials cannot be returned. Incomplete applications and any supplementary materials will not be reviewed. Please send completed application materials to:

Indian Arts Research
Center School for Advanced Research
Attn: Native Artist Fellowships
P.O. Box 2188
Santa Fe, NM 87504-2188

Please read the Artist Fellowship FAQ first to see if the answer to your question is already available. If you have further questions, please contact (505) 954-7205 or iarc@sarsf.org.

Anne Ray Internships

The School for Advanced Research, Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) offers two nine-month internships (September 1 & May 31) to individuals who are recent college graduates, current graduate students, or junior museum professionals interested in furthering their professional museum experience and enhancing their intellectual capacity for contributing to the expanding field and discourse of museum studies. The internships include a monthly salary, housing, book allowance, travel to one professional conference, and reimbursable travel to and from SAR. One internship is open to an indigenous individual from the U.S. or Canada, and one internship is open to any U.S. or Canadian citizen meeting the application requirements.

The interns devote their time to working on IARC educational programming, research and writing activities, and collections management and registration. Other requirements include presenting a research paper at the SAR Colloquium Series; attending a professional conference; assisting with IARC seminars, symposia, and collection tours; and working on outreach initiatives to local Native communities. Interns will also participate in interviews, photo sessions, video recordings, and exit interviews to document their experience. During the internships, the Anne Ray Resident Scholar provides mentorship and academic support to the interns. 

If you prefer to submit your application by mail, please download the Anne Ray Internship application here. Applications must be postmarked by the application deadline, which is March 1st. Application materials cannot be returned. Incomplete applications and any supplementary materials will not be reviewed. Please send completed application materials to:

School for Advanced Research
Indian Arts Research Center
Attn: Native Internships
P.O. Box 2188
Santa Fe, NM 87504-2188

Please read the Anne Ray Internship FAQ first to see if the answer to your question is already available. If you have further questions, please contact (505) 954-7205 or iarc@sarsf.org.

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