The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for the 2023 cycle.
Postdoctoral, Predoctoral, Graduate Student and Senior Fellowships Available.
The Department of Mineral Sciences at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) invites fellowship applications for graduate student, postdoctoral, and senior fellows. Active areas of research include geochemistry, petrology, experimental petrology, volcanology, mineralogy, biomineralogy, environmental mineralogy, meteorite studies, solar system formation, and planetary formation and evolution. The department houses the National Meteorite Collection, the National Rock and Ore Collection, the National Gem and Mineral Collection, and the Global Volcanism Program. A description of facilities, staff profiles, and collections resources can be found on the Mineral Sciences website.
Postdoctoral candidates may request up to 24 months and predoctoral candidates up to 12 months of support; 10-week graduate fellowships (not yet advanced to candidacy) may also be proposed. Stipends and research funding are provided through the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program, the Big 10 Academic Alliance Program, the Hevey Graduate Fellowship, and the NMNH Peter Buck Fellowship Program. Stipends in Earth and Space Sciences may exceed those listed. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Smithsonian research staff to identify potential advisors and discuss project feasibility.
Additional information and further instructions for the application process are available at the Office of Fellowships.
The application deadline is November 1st, 2022.
Mineral Sciences Website: https://mineralsciences.si.edu/index.htm
Mineral Sciences Opportunities: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/research/mineral-sciences/opportunities
Peter Buck / SIFP Fellowship: https://fellowships.si.edu/opportunity/peter-buck-postdoctoral-fellowship-program
Hevey Graduate Student Fellowship: https://fellowships.si.edu/opportunity/robert-d-hevey-jr-and-constance-m-filling-fellowship-mineral-sciences
Big 10 Alliance Fellowship: https://fellowships.si.edu/opportunity/big-ten-academic-alliance-smithsonian-fellowship
Gabriela A. Farfan, Ph.D.
Coralyn Whitney Curator of Gems and Minerals
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, NMNH