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The Smithsonian Institution Postdoctoral Researcher Fellowship Program, 2020

literature Research within the scope of the institute

flag Open to all nationalities

Smithsonian Institute  Smithsonian Institute

Calender 01 Nov 2019

     Work permit : Not-Required

compare Graduate Student Fellowship: $7000.00 ; Predoctoral Student Fellowship: $32,700 annually;Postdoctora



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The Smithsonian Institution is offering graduate fellowships to the US and the non-US citizens. The fellowships are given to scholars for conducting independent research at the Smithsonian’s 19 units and research centers.

Eligibility for Postdoctoral Researcher Fellowship, 2020:

  • The applicants for the Smithsonian Institution Postdoctoral Researcher Fellowship Program, 2020 can be either the US or the non-US citizens.
  • The candidates whose native language is not English should have to be fluent in English.
  • The past or current fellowship recipients are eligible to apply.
  • The employee or contractor of the Smithsonian Institution should not hold a Smithsonian fellowship during their employment or contract.
  • The fellowship will not be given to the person who has been employed by the institution in the previous year without the prior approval of the Office of Fellowships.
  • The fellowships are 3 to 12 months in length.
  • The fellows should have completed their doctorate degree by the fellowship begins.

Application instructions: 

  • The candidates applying for the Smithsonian Institution Postdoctoral Researcher Fellowship Program, 2020 should propose a research to be conducted at the Smithsonian and should contact the staff members to determine the research feasibility, help identify potential advisors, and determine the availability of the resources such as collections, library materials, staff, and archives.
  • The applicants should submit a research proposal with full research statement and address the methodology, goals, potential co-advisors identification, Smithsonian’s research staff member's identification, and justification for conducting research.
  • The candidates should also submit a curriculum vitae, official transcripts, and abstract not more than 1 page.
  • The applicants should also submit a timetable for the research, budget, bibliography and contact details of two referees.

Section Criteria:

  • The candidates applying for the Smithsonian Institution Postdoctoral Researcher Fellowship Program, 2020 will be assessed based on their research proposal's merit and their ability to carry out the research.
  • The applicants will also be evaluated based on the extent to which the Smithsonian can contribute to the research.

Value of the fellowship:

  • The recipients get $48,000 annually and research allowance up to $4,000 total.

Updated on: 21 Apr, 2020

Source : Smithsonian Institute
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