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Native American Community Scholars Awards


Appointments in residence at the Smithsonian are awarded to Native Americans who are formally or informally related to a Native American community, to undertake projects on a Native American subject and utilize the Native American resources of the Institution. Stipends are $150 per day for up to 21 days, a travel allowance and a small research allowance.


For Summer (to begin after June 1): February 1

For Fall (to begin after October 1): February 1

For Spring (to begin after January 1): October 1

Apply Through: SOLAA

Note: The Native American Community Scholars Awards application is categorized and Fellowship/Other Academic Appointment


General Information:

Once registered and logged in you will need to complete the requested information regarding mailing address, academic history, current university or college etc.

You should review SORS to help find opportunities for conducting research.


Files you will need to upload:

Research Proposal

The full statement of the research you plan to undertake at the Smithsonian Institution.


CV or Resume



You will need the names and email addresses of two references.

Through the system (SOLAA) you will send an email to these referees so they can provide references through the web.

If you have any questions please contact Pamela Hudson Veenbaas at 202-633-7070 or send an email to siofi@si.edu



Apply Through: SOLAA


Past Native American Community Scholars Award Recipients