Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program
Graduate Student Fellowships - These fellowships allow 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 Fellowships - These fellowships allow 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.
Fellowships are available for the following fields: Animal behavior, ecology, and environmental science; Anthropology and archaeology; Astrophysics and astronomy; Earth sciences and paleobiology; Evolutionary and systematic biology; History of science and technology; History of art, especially American, contemporary, African, and Asian art, twentieth-century American crafts, and decorative arts; Social and cultural history of the United States Folklife.
- Senior and Postdoctoral - $45,000 per year
- Earth and Planetary Sciences Senior and Postdoctoral - $50,000 per year
- Predoctoral - $30,000 per year
- Graduate Students - $6,500