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

How it Works

Proposals for the Hevey Ten-week Graduate Student Fellowship in the Department of Mineral Sciences must be submitted through the central SI Fellowship Office, as part of the SIFP fellowship call.

Applicant proposals will be reviewed by SI staff with expertise in the proposed area of study and then reviewed, discussed and ranked by the central SIFP fellowship committee who will assess the relative merit of proposals, candidate’s eligibility, and appropriateness for placement as part of the NMNH community.


How to Apply

  • Apply through: Smithsonian Academic Appointment System (SOLAA) found at 
  • Follow all guidelines for the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (SIFP).
  • Applicants do not need to identify the Hevey Graduate Student Fellowship Program to be considered for award. Appropriate top candidates will automatically be considered.
  • To receive consideration, candidates must apply to the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (SIFP) with a research proposal in an area of study related to Natural Museum of Natural History (NMNH) facilities, collections, and select as the primary advisor an NMNH research scientist in the Department of Mineral Sciences from the Research/Affiliated Staff listing provided in SORS.
  • The application deadline and notification date for the Hevey Graduate Student Fellowship Program are the same as the SIFP.
  • Notification of status can be anticipated about 5 months following the application deadline; generally, in March.
  • Fellowship tenure targets summer residency. Tenure must be continuous and start within one year of notification.



The ten-week fellowship includes stipend, research/travel/health allowance, plus a travel allowance to/from Washington DC.

  • Stipend: $10,000
  • Research Allowance: $5,000
  • Relocation Allowance: as appropriate for location
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