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Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (SIFP) for US and Non-US Citizens, 2020

Applications for the 2020 Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (SIFP) to conduct independent study or research at one or more of the Smithsonian’s 19 units and research centres. The program is open to US citizens and non-US citizens.

The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program supports independent research and study related to Smithsonian facilities, experts, or collection for the increase and diffusion of knowledge.

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The Smithsonian Institution, established in 1846 “for the increase and diffusion of knowledge,” is a group of museums and research centres administered by the Government of the United States.

Description:

  • Application Deadline: November 1, 2019
  • Course Level: The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program is open to Graduate Students, Predoctoral Students, Postdoctoral Researchers and Senior Researchers
  • Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded in all academic fields of study.
  • Award: The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship award amounts are as follows:
  • Ten-week Graduate Student Fellowship: for graduate students to conduct independent research usually before having been advanced to candidacy if in a PhD program.
  • Term: 10 weeks
  • Stipend: $7,500
  • Predoctoral Fellowship: for doctoral candidates to conduct dissertation research.
  • Term: 3 to 12 months
  • Stipend: $36,000 per year
  • Research Allowance: up to $4,000 per year
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: for scholars up to seven years beyond the PhD.
  • Term: 3 to 24 months
  • Stipend: $50,400 per year
  • Research Allowance: up to $4,000 per year
  • Senior Fellowship:
  • Term: 3 to 24 months
  • Stipend: $50,400 per year
  • Research Allowance: up to $4,000 per year
  • Number of Awards: The number of appointments made each year is determined by the availability of funds for the program.
  • The award can be taken in the USA

Eligibility::

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for fellowship:

The program is open to US citizens and Non-US citizens. Applicants whose native language is not English are expected to have the ability to write and converse fluently in English. All application materials must be presented in English (foreign transcripts may be translated, see below).

The Pastor current fellowship recipients are eligible to apply for another award.

Eligible Countries:

  • The program is open to US citizens and Non-US citizens.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: The program is open to US citizens and Non-US citizens.

English language Requirements: Applicants whose native language is not English are expected to have the ability to write and converse fluently in English.

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How to Apply:

How to Apply: All applications must be submitted by November 1, 2019, 11:59 PM EST (enter 2020 for the cycle on the application) through the Smithsonian Academic Appointment System (SOLAA) found at https://solaa.si.edu.

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