Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (SIFP) 2021 (Funded)

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Application is ongoing for the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (SIFP) 2021

The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program offers opportunities for independent research or study related to Smithsonian collections, facilities, and/or research interests of the Institution and its staff.

The Fellowships offer graduate students, predoctoral students, and postdoctoral and senior investigators the opportunity to conduct independent research and to utilize the resources of the Institution with members of the Smithsonian professional research staff serving as advisors and hosts.

The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program offers fellowships for research and study in the following fields and encourages applications of an interdisciplinary nature:

  • Animal behavior, ecology, and environmental science, including an emphasis on the tropics
  • Anthropology, including archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics, and physical anthropology
  • Astrophysics and astronomy
  • Earth sciences and paleobiology
  • Evolutionary & systematic biology
  • Folklife
  • History of science and technology
  • History of art, especially American, contemporary, African, and Asian art, twentieth-century American crafts, and decorative arts
  • Materials research
  • Molecular biology
  • The social and cultural history of the United States.
Duration: 3-12 months
  • An annual stipend of $55,000
  • Research Allowance: up to $4,000 per year
  • Applicants for graduate students fellowship must be formally enrolled in a graduate program of study at a degree-granting institution.
  • Students enrolled in a university as candidates for the Ph.D. or equivalent are eligible for predoctoral fellowships.
  • For post-doctorate students, their doctorate degree must be completed by the time the fellowship begins.
  • While applicants for the senior fellowship must have held a Ph.D. or equivalent for at least 7 years.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English are expected to have the ability to write and converse fluently in English.
Application Process

All application materials must be presented in English (foreign transcripts may be translated), the following documents, must accompany the application:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Abstract No more than one (1) page
  • Research Proposal
  • Time Table
  • Budget and Justification
  • Bibliography
  • Transcripts
  • References; names and email addresses of two persons familiar with their work.
Deadline: November 1, 2020

For more information and application, visit the official site.