Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program 2020 [USA]: Apply by Nov 1

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Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program 2020About

The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program offers opportunities for independent research or study related to Smithsonian collections, facilities, and/or research interests of the Institution and its staff. Fellowships are offered to  conduct independent research and to utilize the resources of the Institution with members of the Smithsonian professional research staff serving as advisors and hosts.

Fields

The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program offers fellowships for research and study in the following fields and encourages applications of an interdisciplinary nature:

  • Animal behavior, ecology, and environmental science, including an emphasis on the tropics
  • Anthropology, including archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics, and physical anthropology
  • Astrophysics and astronomy
  • Earth sciences and paleobiology
  • Evolutionary & systematic biology
  • Folklife
  • History of science and technology
  • History of art, especially American, contemporary, African, and Asian art, twentieth-century American crafts, and decorative arts
  • Materials research
  • Molecular biology
  • Social and cultural history of the United States

Qualifications

  • Graduate Student Fellowships:
    When they apply, students must be formally enrolled in a graduate program of study at a degree-granting institution. Before the appointment begins fellows must still be enrolled and must have completed at least one full-time semester or its equivalent, or have completed the graduate program within the past four months.
  • Predoctoral Fellowships:
    Students enrolled in a university as candidates for the Ph.D. or equivalent are eligible for predoctoral fellowships.
  • Postdoctoral Fellowships:
    The doctorate degree must be completed by the time the fellowship begins.
  • Senior Fellowships:
    Applicants must have held a Ph.D. or equivalent for at least 7 years.

Term and Stipend

Senior Fellowship

  • Term: 3 to 24 months
  • Stipend: $50,400 per year
  • Research Allowance: up to $4,000

Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • Term: 3 to 24 months
  • Stipend: $50,400 per year
  • Research Allowance: up to $4,000

Predoctoral Fellowship

  • Term: 3 to 12 months
  • Stipend: $36,000 per year
  • Research Allowance: up to $4,000

Graduate Fellowship

  • Term: 10 weeks
  • Stipend: $7,500

Application

All applications must be submitted by November 1, 2019 11:59 PM EST (enter 2020 for the cycle on the application) through the Smithsonian Academic Appointment System (SOLAA) found at https://solaa.si.edu.

Contact

For any queries, contact

Office of Fellowships and Internships
Smithsonian Institution
470 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Suite 7102
MRC 902 PO Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012
E-mail: siofi@si.edu

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