Sara E. and Bruce B. Collette Postdoctoral Fellowship in Systematic Ichthyology
The purpose of the Collette Postdoctoral Fellowship is to support full-time, resident, independent research focused on the study of systematics, including comparative morphology, of fishes using the NMNH collections. This is a one-year award with the possibility of renewal.
Awardees are expected to be actively involved in the scholarly activities of the Division of Fishes as well as collections-based systematic ichthyology both nationally and internationally.
Deadline: 1 September 2023
Edward B. and Phyllis E. Reed Research Fellowship
The Edward B. and Phyllis E. Reed Research Fellowship is available to fund independent research by graduate students through senior researchers on North American Freshwater Copepods. Proposals utilizing the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s Copepod Collection will be given preference.
Kristian Fauchald Polychaete Research Fellowship
The Kristian Fauchald Polychate Research Fellowships provide support to researchers to conduct independent collections-based research in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology (IZ) at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH).
All polychaete biologists actively engaged in collections-based research (e.g., systematics, phylogeny, biogeography, comparative morphology, functional morphology, diversity).
Fellowships proposals are solicited biannually for projects ranging from one week to six months.
Smithsonian Marine Station Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
The Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce, Florida is pleased to offer annual 1-2 year postdoctoral fellowships, including a new fellowship supported by the Link Foundation. The Smithsonian Marine Station is part of the National Museum of Natural History and is a research center specializing in marine ecosystems of Florida. Research efforts focus on the Indian River Lagoon, a highly biodiverse estuary of national significance that spans 250 km along the east coast of Florida, and adjacent offshore waters, with comparative studies conducted throughout coastal Florida.
Our Shared Future: Life on a Sustainable Planet initiativeDeadline: August 31, 2023. Through a new initiative, Our Shared Future: Life on a Sustainable Planet, the Smithsonian aims to advance solutions that fill us with optimism for our planet and all species that call our planet home. As part of this initiative, the Smithsonian is launching three new in-residence fellowship programs: the Smithsonian Climate Change Postdoctoral Fellowship, Smithsonian Environmental Justice Fellowship and Resilience and Sustainability Science Postdoctoral Fellowship.
The Robert D. Hevey, Jr. and Constance M. Filling Fellowship in Anthropology
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.
Short Term Fellowships at the Smithsonian Marine Station, Fort Pierce, FL
The Short-Term Fellowship Program allows selected candidates to come to the Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce, Florida at any time of the year and is an excellent resource to provide support for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in the marine sciences. These fellowships enable selected candidates to work in the marine sciences and explore research possibilities at the Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce.
The Robert D. Hevey, Jr. and Constance M. Filling Fellowship in Mineral Sciences
The Robert D. Hevey, Jr. and Constance M. Filling Fellowship in Mineral Sciences was established in 2018 to support short-term, resident, graduate student fellowships focused on geological studies in the Department of Mineral Sciences at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) in Washington, DC.
Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (SIFP)Deadline: November 1, 2022 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.
Link Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program
Each year since 1998, the Link Foundation has awarded 12-week graduate student fellowships to conduct marine science research at the Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce. Students work in association with members of the Smithsonian professional research staff - either resident Marine Station investigators, or marine scientists from other Smithsonian entities who carry out a part of their research at the Station.