Opportunity: Smithson Fellowship Program for PostDocs, Smithsonian Institution
The James Smithson Fellowship Program is open to post-doctoral students in the fields of science, the humanities and the arts.
Fellowship applicants submit proposals to pursue independent research that makes use of Smithsonian experts, facilities, and/or collections – that align with one of the subject areas defined by the Smithsonian strategic plan’s four grand challenges: Understanding the American Experience, Valuing World Cultures, Understanding and Sustaining a Biodiverse Planet, and Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe.
As part of the their proposal, applicants must identify a Smithsonian expert listed in the Smithsonian Opportunities for Research and Study guide to serve as their research advisor during the fellowship. Before submitting a proposal in application to the Smithson Fellowship, applicants should make contact with a prospective research advisor to verify that the expert they have identified is a good fit for their proposed research project, and also available to serve as a research advisor during the applicant’s proposed fellowship tenure. Applicants selected for an award under the Smithson program have an opportunity to pursue the independent research project they have proposed while in residence at the Smithsonian.
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