Edward B. and Phyllis E. Reed Research Fellowship


Spring application deadline, May 1st.

Fall application deadline, January 7, 2024.

The Edward B. and Phyllis E. Reed Research Fellowship is available to fund independent research by graduate students through senior researchers on North American Freshwater Copepods. Proposals utilizing the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s Copepod Collection will be given preference.


All copepod biologists actively engaged in research that includes North America freshwater copepods, whether it be collections-based (e.g., systematics, phylogeny, biogeography, comparative morphology, functional morphology, diversity), ecology, conservation or other areas. Awardees are not required to be in residence in the Washington, D.C. area nor to spend a significant amount of time working in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology during their tenure. Until further notice, researchers must reside in the United States during their tenure, this will not always be the case we hope.


Fellowship proposals are solicited biannually for projects ranging from one week to six months.


Up to $800/week for housing/local transportation/meals/incidentals is allowed for visits to the NMNH Copepod Collection, similar costs to visit collaborators at other institutions or for field work. Relocation costs (air or train fare) and research supplies specific to the proposed work may be include in the budget.

Notification Date:

Awards announced June 15 for tenure term beginning after September 1.

Awards announced December 15 for tenure term beginning after March 1.


For questions about the Edward B. and Phyllis E. Reed Research Fellowship, please contact Dr. Karen Osborn, Curator of Polychaeta (osbornk@si.edu)

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