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

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New Mexico, United States
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Health and Health Care, Public Health, Research and Methodology, Sociology

The School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico is now accepting proposals for our seminar programs.  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: Advanced Seminars at the School for Advanced Research (SAR) promote in-depth communication among scholars who are at a critical stage of research on a shared topic and whose interaction has the potential to provide new insights into human evolution, behavior, culture, creativity, or society, including critical contemporary issues. NEW THIS YEAR: SAR is accepting proposals for a seminar that focuses on the growing importance of ethnographic methods and anthropological perspectives in design. A successful proposal will address a broad spectrum of design arenas—ranging from the shape of consumer products and software to the social features of built spaces—to identify common themes and useful insights.

Reserach 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.

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Maria Spray

Scholar Programs Coordinator

School for Advanced Reserach


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