Kristian Fauchald Polychaete Research Fellowship


Spring application deadline, April 1st

Fall application deadline, October 1st

The Kristian Fauchald Polychate Research Fellowships provide support to researchers to conduct independent collections-based research in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology (IZ) at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH).


All polychaete biologists actively engaged in collections-based research (e.g., systematics, phylogeny, biogeography, comparative morphology, functional morphology, diversity).


Fellowships 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. Relocation costs and supplies needed to conduct research at the museum may be included in the budget.

Notification Dates:

Awards announced May 15 for tenure term beginning after August 1.


For questions about the Kristian Fauchald Polychaete Research Fellowship, please contact Dr. Karen Osborn, Curator of Polychaeta (

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