Smithsonian Opportunities for Research and Study (SORS) 2021-2022
Pamela E. Veenbaas, Fellowships Manager, Office of Fellowships
The Office of Fellowships has the central management and administrative responsibility for the Institution's fellowships, and other academic appointments.
The Smithsonian Institution encourages access to its research staff, collections, and reference materials by visiting scholars, scientists, and students. The Institution offers appointments for research and study using its facilities, with the advice and guidance of its staff members. These appointments enable qualified persons to make use of Smithsonian resources in pursuing studies related to research interests of the Institution and its staff. Appointments vary in duration, and many carry financial support.
Museums, Research Institutes, and Research Offices of the Smithsonian
Research related information including research staff and affiliated research staff.
Individuals listed in this section are divided into two categories; research staff, and affiliated research staff. Each listing contains information regarding the individual's educational background and their research specialties. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact potential advisors and co-advisors to determine the feasibility of the proposed research being conducted at the Smithsonian Institution, and the availability of relevant resources, including collections, archives, and library materials during the proposed tenure dates.
Research staff may be named by applicants to serve as principal advisors, co-advisors or consultants.
Affiliated research staff who are in residence during most of the tenure period proposed may be named as a co-advisor or as a consultant by an applicant.
Conservation staff are conservators who as a major part of their position conserve objects in our collections and are appropriate to serve as principal advisors to Conservation Fellows.