Fellows must begin within one year from the date of their award letter.


Pre-doctoral student fellowships are for university students currently enrolled as a candidate for a Ph.D. or equivalent. Before appointment, the university must approve the undertaking of dissertation research at the Smithsonian Institution and certify that the requirements for the dissertation have been met.


$40,000 annually; up to $4,000 research allowance


Determination of the fellowship category for which to apply should be based on the anticipated academic level at the time the fellowship would begin: Seni

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