The Anne Ray Fellowship is awarded by the School for Advanced Research (SAR) to an established Native scholar in the arts, humanities, or social sciences who has a commitment to providing mentorship to recent Native graduates or graduate students. In addition to working on their own research and writing projects, the Resident Scholar serves as a mentor to two Native interns working at the Indian Arts Research Center and helps guide their intellectual development while facilitating their engagement with other scholars on the SAR campus. The fellowship includes a $40,000 stipend, a campus residence, an office, and an allowance account. The fellowship period is September 1 through May 31 with an application deadline of November 1. Scholars with experience in the museum field or arts are encouraged to apply.

Applications must include:

*Application form.
* Statement identifying experience and interest in serving as mentor, not to exceed three double pages.
* An abstract, not to exceed 150 words, describing the purpose, goals, and objectives of the applicant’s research project on which they will work at SAR.
* A proposal, no more than four double-spaced pages in length. The proposal should describe what is to be accomplished during the fellowship year, the status of the applicant’s research on the topic, and the significance of the work.
* A short bibliography, not to exceed one single-spaced page, of references cited in the proposal.
* Curriculum vitae, not to exceed four single-spaced pages.
* Three letters of recommendation not to exceed two single-spaced pages in length each, with one letter from a former or current student. Letters must be received by November 1. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that references send their letters on time.
* A brief statement of tribal affiliation.

Scholars receiving the Anne Ray Resident Scholar Fellowship will commit a portion of their time to providing mentorship to two full-time interns on a weekly basis; participating in weekly colloquia; providing two public presentations on their research; and participating in the monthly Indian Arts Research Center Speaker Series.The application deadline is November 1. For application form and submission specifications go to or contact Scholar Programs at or (505) 954-7201.