Lemelson Center Travel to Collections Awards


November 1, 2021. 

The Lemelson Center offers support in the form of short-term travel awards for researchers to come to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History and use the Archives Center's 20,000 feet of archival materials.


Scholars, graduate students, and independent researchers not residing or attending school within commuting distance of the National Museum of American History may apply for this program.


Maximum of 10 business days (Monday-Friday).


$150 per day.

No additional funds will be granted for travel. The travel award may be used to cover transportation and living expenses, and copying pertinent archival resources. All funds awarded are subject to tax and non-US applicants should inquire about visa status and tax implications.

Notification Date

March 2022.


Travel to Collections Awards Program
Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation
National Museum of American History, Room 1210, MRC 604
Smithsonian Institution
P.O. Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012
Tel: (202) 633-3726
Fax: (202) 633-4593
E-mail: oswalda@si.edu


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