Smithsonian Institution - Predoctoral, Dissertation, & Postdoctoral Fellowships
The Smithsonian Institution provides a number of fellowships to support research and study in a variety of fields. The Smithsonian, located in Washington, DC, is the world's largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities.
Graduate Student Fellowship - allows students to conduct research for ten-week periods in association with Smithsonian research staff members. Applicants must be formally enrolled in a graduate program of study, must have completed at least one semester, and must not yet have been advanced to candidacy in a doctoral program.
Predoctoral Fellowship- allows students to conduct research for periods of three to twelve months. Applicants must have completed coursework and preliminary examinations for the doctoral degree, and must be engaged in dissertation research. In addition, candidates must have the approval of their universities to conduct their doctoral research at the Smithsonian.
Postdoctoral Fellowship - available for scholars up to seven years beyond the Ph.D. The stipend is $45,000 per year plus allowances, except for fellowships in earth and planetary sciences, which provide $50,000 per year. Term: three to twelve months.
Senior Fellowship - for scholars more than seven years beyond the Ph.D. Term: three to twelve months. Stipend: $45,000 per year plus allowances
Latino Studies Fellowship - offers awards to U.S. Latino/a postdoctoral scholars to pursue research related to Latino history, art, and culture using Smithsonian resources. These fellowships can be three to twelve months with the opportunity to spend up to a third of the time in the field. The postdoctoral and senior fellowships offer a stipend of $45,000 plus allowances.
Minority Visiting Student Fellowship - offers internships and visiting student awards to increase participation of U.S. minority groups who are underrepresented in Smithsonian scholarly programs, in the disciplines of research conducted at the Institution, and in the museum field. Visiting Student Awards are available for currently enrolled advanced graduate students.
Molecular Evolution Fellowship - supports research that uses the resources and research opportunities offered at the National Zoological Park (Washington, D.C.), the National Museum of Natural History (Washington, D.C.) or the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Panama).
Biodiversity Genomics and Bioinformatics Postdoctoral Fellowship - promotes collaborative research in these fields, plus a well-defined outreach component oriented toward building genomics expertise in the greater SI research community. Research should involve comparative genomic approaches such as phylogenomics, population genomics, metagenomics or transcriptomics, and have a component that involves significant bioinformatics analysis.
Postgraduate Fellowships in Conservation of Museum Collections - offered to recent graduates of masters programs in art conservation or the equivalent or conservation scientists, including those at the postdoctoral level, who wish to conduct research and gain further training in Smithsonian conservation laboratories for a period of one year.
MUSEUMS & RESEARCH CENTERS and their associated fellowships:
National Air and Space Museum
A. Verville Fellowship
Postdoctoral Earth and Planetary Sciences Fellowship
The Charles A. Lindbergh Fellowship
Ramsey Fellowship in Naval Aviation History
National Museum of American History
Lemelson Center Fellowships
National Museum of the American Indian
Conservation Department Program
Native Arts Program
National Museum of Natural History
American Indian Program
Peter Buck Fellowship Program
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Fellowships in American Art
Douglass Foundation Fellowship in American Art
Patricia and Phillip Frost Fellowship
James Renwick Fellowship in American Crafts
Sara Roby Fellowship in Twentieth-Century American Realism
Joshua C. Taylor Fellowship
Terra Foundation for American Art Fellowships
Wyeth Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Visiting Scientist Program
Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
Fellowships in Museum Practice
The Enid A. Haupt Fellowship in Horticulture
Smithsonian Latino Center
Smithsonian Institute for the Interpretation and Representation of Latino Culture
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
Resident Scholar Program in the History of Science and Technology
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Three-year Postdoctoral Fellowships in Tropical Biology
Short-Term Appointments at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Short-term Fellowships for Students in Latin America, especially Central America and Panama
CTFS Research Grants Program
Under Secretary For Science
Smithsonian Marine Science Network Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
For additional information on fellowships, visit the Smithsonian Institution's Office of Fellowships and Internships website: http://www.si.edu/ofg/start.htm.
The Smithsonian also offers numerous internship opportunities at most research centers and museums. For information on internships, click here.
Office of Fellowships
470 L'Enfant Plaza SW Suite 7102 MRC 902
PO Box 37012
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
- American Geosciences Institute (AGI) - Minority Geoscience Scholarships
- American Musicological Society - Howard Mayer Brown Fellowship in Musicology
- American Planning Association - Planning Fellowships
- Association of Schools of Public Health/US Center for Disease Control
- Dewson - Fellowship for Underrepresented Students
- Gordon Research Conferences
- Walter Library Underrepresented Minority Dissertation Fellowship
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
- National GEM Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science
- National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- National Institutes of Health (NIH) Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) F31
- National Physical Science Consortium
- Navajo Nation - Graduate Fellowship
- Office of Naval Research (ONR) - Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Future Engineering Faculty Fellowships
- Sandia National Laboratories - Master's Fellowship Program
- School for Advanced Research (SAR) - Resident Scholars Awards
- Smithsonian Institution - Awards Program for Native American Students
- Smithsonian Institution - Predoctoral, Dissertation, & Postdoctoral Fellowships