Native Arts Fellowship

The Native Arts Fellowship supports emerging and mid-career artists to pursue collections research projects that utilize NMAI collections. Artists may access both object and archival collections, along with research materials, housed at the museum’s Cultural Resources Center (CRC) and Vine Deloria, Jr. Library.

Native American Collections Fellowship

The Native American Collections Fellowship supports emerging and mid-career Native community-focused researchers to pursue independent research projects that utilize the NMAI collections. This fellowship is intended to support researchers who engage with Native communities and perform research in a way that benefits Native peoples.

Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (SIFP)

Deadline: October 15, 2024 11:59 PM EST - The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program offers opportunities for independent research or study related to Smithsonian collections, facilities, and/or research interests of the Institution and its staff. Fellowships are offered to graduate students, predoctoral students, and postdoctoral and senior researchers to conduct independent research and to utilize the resources of the Institution with members of the Smithsonian professional research staff serving as advisors and hosts.

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship

National Museum of the American Indian Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Textile Conservation 

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