The Robert D. Hevey, Jr. and Constance M. Filling Fellowship in Anthropology


November 1, 2021.

This short-term fellowship provides support to a graduate student focused on anthropological studies related to contemporary indigenous communities, linguistics and endangered languages, or cultural diversity while in-residence in the Department of Anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) in Washington, DC. Awardees are expected to be resident at NMNH full-time and actively engaged in the NMNH community during the entire fellowship tenure. Priority will be given to applicants who have not previously had an opportunity to visit and conduct research at NMNH. To receive consideration, candidates must apply to Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program with a research proposal in an area of study related to NMNH facilities and collections and select as the primary advisor an NMNH research scientist in the Department of Anthropology from the Research Staff listing provided in SORS. Review factors for applications include:

  • Research of the highest intellectual and ethical standards.
  • Research topics with a clear connection and purpose for NMNH on-site investigation using our collections and facilities.
  • Efforts toward creating a diverse community.

Applicants must be a currently enrolled graduate student who can write and converse fluently in English. Fellowships are available to U.S. and non-U.S. citizens. Applicants may not be a Smithsonian employee or contractor during the period of their fellowship appointment and may not hold another type of Smithsonian academic appointment during their appointment as a fellow.


10 weeks.


$8,000 stipend + $4000 research allowance. Relocation allowance may be awarded as appropriate for the location of the applicant.

Notification Date

April 1, 2022.


Logan Kistler 

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