Call for Proposals: Advanced, Research Team and Short Seminars at the School for Advanced Research

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November 15, 2016 to February 1, 2017
United States
Subject Fields: 
Humanities, Social Sciences, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies, Popular Culture Studies

The School for Advanced Research will begin accepting proposals for Advanced, Research Team and Short Seminars on November 15, 2016.  The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2017. 

Seminars at the School for Advanced Research (SAR) promote communication among scholars and/or practitioners who are at a critical stage of research on a shared topic. Each seminar consists of up to 10 scholars — including one or two who serve as chair/s — who meet at SAR's Santa Fe campus for three to five days of intense discussion.

Advanced Seminars: SAR's renowned Advanced Seminar program convenes a group of scholars for a five-day seminar, the proceedings of which are considered for publication by SAR Press. Two or three Advanced Seminars are selected each year through a competitive application process. 

NEW THIS YEAR  With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, SAR especially welcomes advanced seminar proposals focused on issues of Latino identities, political mobilization, forms of religious expression, and relations with non-Hispanic peoples in various US and border settings.

Research Team Seminars: With funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), SAR offers a Research Team Seminar program to advance collaborative and interdisciplinary research in anthropology. The program supports at least two seminars each year for research teams that need focused time together to synthesize, analyze, and discuss the results of their work; to develop plans for successful completion of their projects; and/or to plan new projects. Eligible research projects will be those in which the central focus is on a question of anthropological importance; teams that are interdisciplinary and international in scope are especially encouraged to apply.

Short Seminars: The School sponsors two- to three-day seminars that provide scholars with the opportunity to explore critical topics on human culture, evolution, history, and creative expression. These short sessions enable participants to assess recent developments and chart new directions on an anthropological topic as well as to plan additional conferences, symposia, publications, and/or research proposals.

For more information on SAR’s seminars and how to apply, please visit

Contact Info: 
Maria Spray
Scholar Programs Coordinator
School for Advanced Research
660 Garcia St.
Santa Fe, N.M.  87505
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