Lemelson Center Fellowship Program


November 1, 2021 (11:59 p.m. EST).  

The Lemelson Center Fellowship Program supports projects that present creative approaches to the study of invention and innovation in American society. These include, but are not limited to, historical research and documentation projects resulting in dissertations, publications, exhibitions, educational initiatives, documentary films, or other multimedia products.


Pre-doctoral graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and other professionals (e.g. authors, journalists, attorneys) who have completed some advanced training (e.g. usually an MA or JD, but please inquire if you have questions). Undergraduates and Smithsonian staff should not apply. 


Fellowship tenure is based upon the applicants’ stated needs (and available funding) up to a maximum of 10 weeks. Fellows should plan to schedule their residencies at the Museum on or after 1 June 2022 thru 31 May 2023.


Pre-doctoral: $800/week

Post-doctoral/Professional: $1,100/week


Eric S. Hintz, PhD
Lemelson Center Fellowship Program
National Museum of American History, MRC 604
Smithsonian Institution
P.O. Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012
Phone: +1 202-633-3734
Fax: +1 202-633-4593
Email: hintze@si.edu


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