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James Smithson Fellowship Program

Date posted: 11/12/2012

Award: stipend, relocation costs, and a maximum research allowance of up to $4,000

Field: post-doctoral students in the fields of science, the humanities and the arts.

Eligibility: post-doctoral students in the fields of science, the humanities and the arts.

Contact Information:

Name: Office of Fellowships and Internships - Smithsonian Institution
Phone: 202-633-7070
Address: Office of Fellowships and Internships Smithsonian Institution 470 L'Enfant Suite 7102 MRC 902 PO Box 37012 Washington, DC 20013-7012
E-mail: siofg@si.edu
Web site: http://www.smithsonianofi.com/fellowship-opportunities/

Additional information:

Started through the generosity of Paul Neely, immediate past chair of the Smithsonian National Board, the James Smithson Fellowship Program will offer an early career opportunity for scholars interested in gaining experience in both scholarship and policy through a Smithsonian lens. The fellowship will provide an immersion experience working with Smithsonian scholars and relevant collections; in addition the fellows will develop an inside view of how policy is crafted and resource plans designed by participating in a well-planned program offering direct experience internally with Smithsonian leaders, and externally with leaders throughout the Washington, DC network. The James Smithson Fellowship Program is open to post-doctoral students in the fields of science, the humanities and the arts. Fellows will work in one of the subject areas defined by the Smithsonian strategic plan’s four grand challenges: Understanding the American Experience, Valuing World Cultures, Understanding and Sustaining a Biodiverse Planet, and Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe. Specific fellowships will be tailored to each individual’s interests, field and talents. With such broad exposure, the James Smithson Fellowship Program graduates will secure, through personal experience, knowledge and understanding of how their work can contribute to decision-making in a broader context. The new program is the Smithsonian’s first to combine the best of the Institution’s vast scholarship and collections and its unparalleled access to the nation’s capital in one year-long learning experience. Please visit the website for more detailed information at www.si.edu/ofi/jamessmithson.

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