Fellowships in Museum Practice (FMP)
Applications for the program are considered throughout the year; however, solicitations for the FMP program are reviewed beginning December 1 for the following year.
The Smithsonian's Fellowships in Museum Practice (FMP) program, which has awarded fellowships to professionals and scholars since 1993, is growing and evolving along with the Smithsonian Learning Lab. We have a new vision and goals, yet we are constant in our search for dedicated, forward-thinking individuals with outstanding expertise in a particular field of interest. As part of this new vision, we expect our fellows to be mid-career practitioners who empower students, teachers, and lifelong learners to access, integrate, and add to the Smithsonian's digital collection of assets. While fellows will continue to promote the exchange of knowledge in their field and increase the Smithsonian's impact as a national educational organization, they'll now be expected to do so in ways that are more personal, shareable, and meaningful. These fellowships are generously supported by the Smithsonian Women's Committee, and will leverage the diversity of our fellows' fields of interest with the Learning Lab's growing collection of digital assets. Fellows will be expected to demonstrate discipline expertise that helps the Learning Lab further its mission of helping learners of all ages discover the Learning Lab's digital images, recordings, texts, and lesson plans regardless of a user's physical proximity to these assets. In everything we do, we also strive to encourage creation and sharing by users as part of the Learning Lab.
Mid-career practitioners who empower students, teachers, and lifelong learners to access, integrate, and add to the Smithsonian's digital collection of assets.
Up to 6 months.
$3,500 monthly stipend plus round-trip travel expenses between the recipient's home and Washington, D.C.
Notification of decisions will be within eight weeks from proposal submission.