Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Programs

Application Deadline:  December 1, 2016

Founded in 1846, the Smithsonian is the world’s largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities.

The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program  is the Smithsonian Institution’s centrally-funded flagship fellowship program. SI Fellowships are awarded annually to scholars wishing to conduct independent study or research at one or more of the Smithsonian’s 19 units and research centers.

The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program is open to graduate students, predoctoral students, postdoctoral researchers and senior researchers. The program is open to US citizens and non-US citizens. Applicants whose native language is not English are expected to have the ability to write and converse fluently in English. Past or current fellowship recipients are eligible to apply for another award. Applicants must propose research that is conducted at the Smithsonian in an area of research outlined in the publication, Smithsonian Opportunities for Research and Study (SORS). Applicants should contact staff members to help identify potential advisors, determine the feasibility of the proposed research being conducted at the Smithsonian Institution, and the availability of relevant resources such as staff, collections, archives and library materials during the proposed tenure dates.

For complete information about this opportunity, please click here.

The Smithsonian also offers additional opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers through affiliated fellowship programs. For complete information about these opportunities, please click here.