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Smithsonian Fellowships: Amazing Opportunities for Independent Research

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 by in The OFI Blog

So you want to do a fellowship at the Smithsonian?

Good for you! We’d love for you to apply!

Smithsonian fellowships are awarded competitively to graduate, pre-doctoral, or post-doctoral students – or granted non-competitively to visiting professionals, students, scientists, or scholars – are offered to individuals who design and develop proposals for independent study or collaborative research in fields pursued by and of interest to Smithsonian staff. Smithsonian fellows are generally appointed to terms lasting between 1 to 3 years.

OFI Fellowship Brochure

How you apply…

Smithsonian fellowships offer an incredible range of research opportunities. Because experts in the Smithsonian’s various units (Natural History Museum, Smithsonian Libraries, American Art Museum, etc) understands their respective subject areas, collections, and opportunities for research best, the selection process for different fellowships varies.

Find out more about the variety of fellowship opportunities available at the Smithsonian here:

Fellowship Opportunities

 

Fellowship Deadlines:

January:

1/15 (yearly) National Air and Space Museum (NASM) Charles A. Lindbergh Chair in Aerospace History Fellowship – Academic Year Application Deadline

1/15 (yearly) Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) Fellowship – Proposed Year of Sponsorship Application Deadline

1/15/2014 Tennenbaum Marine Observatories Network (TMON) Marine GEO Postdoctoral Fellowship – Fiscal Year 14 Application Deadline

1/15/2014 Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery (SAAM) Joe and Wanda Corn Fellowship – Fellowships Beginning On/After June 1, 2014 Application Deadline

1/15/2014 Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute (MCI) Interdisciplinary Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Stable Isotope Sciences Fellowship – Year Long Fellowship Application Deadline

1/15/2014 Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute (MCI) Postgraduate Fellowships in Conservation of Museum Collections MCI – Fall Application Deadline

1/15 (yearly) National Air and Space Museum (NASM) Fellowships – Application Deadline

1/15/2014 National Museum of American History (NMAH) Fellowship – Application Deadline

1/15/TBD National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) Postdoctoral and Graduate Research Fellowships – One to Two Year Fellowship Application Deadline

1/15 Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) Earl S. Tupper 3-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship – Three Year Fellowship Application Deadline 

1/15/2015 Smithsonian Institution (SI) James Smithson Fellowship Program – Sept 2015 Fellowship Application Deadline

1/15/2014 National Museum of American History (NMAH) Lemelson Center Fellowships – June 1 Fellowship Application Deadline

1/15 (yearly) Lemelson Center Travel to Collections Awards – Application Deadline

1/15/TBD Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (SARF) – Candidate Application Deadline

1/15/2014 Smithsonian Tropical Research Center (STRI) Mpala Postdoctoral Fellowship – Application Deadline

1/15/TBD Smithsonian Institution (SI) Postdoctoral Fellowships in Biodiversity Genomics and Bioinformatics – Application Deadline

1/15/2014 Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) 10 Week Graduate Student Fellowship – Application Deadline

1/15/2014 Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) Smithsonian Institution Predoctoral Fellowships – Application Deadline

1/15/2014 Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) Short Term Fellowships –  Spring Application Deadline

1/15/2014 Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) Postdoctoral and Senior Postdoctoral Fellowships – Application Deadline

1/15/2014 Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) Molecular Evolution Postdoctoral Fellowships – Application Deadline

1/15 (yearly) Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute (MCI) and Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) Stable Isotope Interdisciplinary Post Doctoral Fellowship – Application Deadline

February:

2/1 (yearly) Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CFA) Harvard-MIT Postdoctoral Fellowship – Application Deadline

2/1 (yearly) Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships (OFI) Minority Awards Program – Summer and Fall Application Deadline

2/1 (yearly) Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships (OFI) Native American Community Scholar Awards – Summer and Fall Application Deadline

2/15 (yearly) National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellowship Program – Application Deadline

2/15 (yearly) Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce (SMS) Link Foundation/Smithsonian 12-Week Graduate Research Fellowships – Application Deadline

March:

3/15 (yearly) Smithsonian Libraries (SIL) Baird Society Resident Scholar Program – Application Deadline

3/15 (yearly) Smithsonian Libraries (SIL) The Dibner Library Resident Scholar Program – Application Deadline

3/15 (yearly) Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships (OFI) George E. Burch Fellowship – Application Deadline

3/15 (yearly) Smithsonian Libraries (SIL) Margaret Henry Dabney Penick Resident Scholar Program – Application Deadline

April:

4/15 (yearly) Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) Short term Fellowship – Summer Application Deadline

June:

6/15 (yearly) Smithsonian Gardens (SG) Enid A. Haupt Fellowship in Horticulture – Application Deadline

July:

7/15 (yearly) Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) Short Term Fellowship – Fall Application Deadline

September:

9/19/TBD National Air and Space Museum (NASM) Guggenheim Fellowship – Application Deadline

October:

10/1 (yearly) Smithsonian National Zoological Park (NZP) JoGayle Howard Postdoctoral Fellowship in Feild Reproduction – Application Deadline

10/1 (yearly) Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships (OFI) Minority Awards Program – Spring Application Deadline

10/1 (yearly) Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships (OFI) Native American Community Scholar Awards – Spring Application Deadline

10/1 (yearly) Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships (OFI) Native American Visiting Student Awards – Spring Application Deadline

10/1 (yearly) Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CFA) SMA Postdoctoral Fellowships – Application Deadline

10/1 (yearly) Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) short term Fellowship Deadline – Spring Application Deadline

10/30 (yearly) Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) Clay Postdoctoral Fellowship – Application Deadline

November:

11/1/TBD Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Fellowship – Application Deadline

11/4 (yearly) The Institute for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (ITAMP) Postdoctoral Fellowship – Application Deadline

11/15 (yearly) Harvard College Observatory (ITC) Postdoctoral Fellowship – Application Deadline

 December:

12/1 (yearly) Smithsonian Institution (SI) Fellowship Program – 10 week to 12 month Application Deadline

12/1 (yearly) Peter Buck Fellowship

12/3 (yearly)  National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) Global Volcanism Program Fellowship: Postdoctoral Fellow/Visiting Scientist -Application Deadline

12/15 (yearly) Freer Sackler  Galleries (FSGA) The Anne van Biema Fellowship – Application Deadline

 

Rolling Basis:

Anacostia Community Museum (ACM)

Archives of American Art (AAA)

Asian Pacific American Center

Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellowships (CFCH)

Friends of the National Zoo

Freer Sackler

J.S. Lee Memorial Fellowship

Lunar Fellowship

MCI Short Term Independent Research Programs

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Virginia Purdy Bacon Fellowship 

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