Peter Buck Fellowship
The purpose of the Peter Buck Fellowship is to additional time to the one-year Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Award.
Smithsonian Institution Fellows who are conducting independent research in any area of study related to National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) research staff, collections, or facilities are eligible to be considered for the Peter Buck Fellowship.
The program is open to both predoctoral students and postdoctoral researchers.
In order to be considered for a postdoctoral Buck Fellowship award, researchers must have received their Ph.D. or equivalent degree in the last five years.
To be eligible for the predoctoral Buck Fellowship award, students must be enrolled in or admitted to a Ph.D. program (or equivalent) and must have an advisor/coadvisor on staff at NMNH. Their research project must involve full-time residency at the Museum and /or its permanent facilities during the fellowship period.
Peter Buck Fellowships are open to citizens of any country.
How it Works
Those who are awarded a Smithsonian Institution Fellowship award (a one-year award) for projects at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) that propose to exceed 1 year are automatically considered for the Peter Buck Fellowship.
The postdoctoral Peter Buck Fellowship extends the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship award by 1 or 2 years (so the total award, SI+Buck, becomes 2 or 3 years)
The predoctoral Peter Buck Fellowship extends the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship award by 1 year (so the total award, SI+Buck becomes 2 years)
Both Peter Buck postdoctoral and predoctoral students receive the same base stipend as other Smithsonian Institution Fellows.
However, while research allowances for the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship are restricted to a total of $4,000, Buck Fellows are eligible to receive an additional research allowance annually.
How to Apply
To receive consideration for a Buck Fellowship award, one should apply to the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program with a research proposal in an area of study related to Natural Museum of Natural History (NMNH) facilities, collections, or experts, which exceeds one year.
If an applicant submits a proposal to the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship program that does not exceed one year they will be considered for the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship program, but not the Buck Fellowship supplement.
Applicants may submit two proposals – one exceeds a year and one that does not – but must provide a separate description and schedule for each.
The deadline for the Peter Buck Fellowship program is the same as the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program
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How can I find out more?
Contact Helen James, National Museum of Natural History, at Tel. 202-633-0792 Email firstname.lastname@example.org