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Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program - #85.601

The Smithsonian Institution offers fellowships and internships for research and study in fields that are actively pursued by the museums and research organizations of the Institution. At present these fields are: Animal behavior, ecology, and environmental science, including an emphasis on the tropics; Anthropology, including 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.




Transcripts (or other materials when transcripts are not issued) from all appropriate institutions are required, except for senior fellowship applications. Applicants for graduate student fellowships must submit undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Applicants for predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowships need only submit graduate transcripts. Unofficial photocopies are acceptable. If transcripts or other materials are not in English the applicant should provide translations.

Applications are evaluated and fellows are selected, by scholars in appropriate fields, on the basis of the proposal's merit, the applicant's ability to carry out the proposed research and study, the likelihood that the research could be completed in the requested time, and the extent to which the Smithsonian, through its research staff members and resources, could contribute to the proposed research. The number of appointments made each year is determined by the availability of funds for the program.

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