The Department of Mineral Scienceshttps://naturalhistory.si.edu/research/mineral-sciences at the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) in Washington DC, USA, 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 Programhttps://fellowships.si.edu/opportunity/smithsonian-institution-fellowship-program-sifp, the Big 10 Academic Alliance Programhttps://fellowships.si.edu/opportunity/big-ten-academic-alliance-smithsonian-fellowship, the Hevey Graduate Fellowshiphttps://fellowships.si.edu/opportunity/robert-d-hevey-jr-and-constance-m-filling-fellowship-mineral-sciences, and the NMNH Peter Buck Fellowship Programhttps://fellowships.si.edu/opportunity/peter-buck-postdoctoral-fellowship-program. 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, 2023.
Buck Fellowship (Postdocs and Graduate Students): https://fellowships.si.edu/opportunity/peter-buck-postdoctoral-fellowship-program
SI Fellowship (Postdocs and Graduate Students): https://fellowships.si.edu/opportunity/smithsonian-institution-fellowship-program-sifp
Big 10 (Graduate students from select institutions in the academic alliance who have advanced to candidacy): https://fellowships.si.edu/opportunity/big-ten-academic-alliance-smithsonian-fellowship
Hevey Fellowship (Graduate students, with focus on pre-candidacy students): https://fellowships.si.edu/opportunity/robert-d-hevey-jr-and-constance-m-filling-fellowship-mineral-sciences
Smithsonian Fellowship Programs do not discriminate on grounds of race, creed, sex, age, marital status, condition of handicap, or national origin of any applicant. No employee or contractor of the Smithsonian Institution may hold a Smithsonian fellowship during the time of his/her employment or contract, nor may an award be offered to any person who has been employed by or under contract to the Institution in the previous year, without the prior approval of the Office of Academic Appointments and Internships.
Gabriela A. Farfan, Ph.D.
Coralyn Whitney Curator of Gems and Minerals
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, NMNH