James Smithson Fellowship Program

Smithsonian Foundation

The James Smithson Fellowship Program was created to offer early career opportunities for post-doctoral researchers interested in gaining a better understanding about the interplay between scholarship and public policy through a Smithsonian lens. While this fellowship provides an immersion experience working with Smithsonian researchers and relevant collections, it also affords fellows a hands-on opportunity to explore relationships between research and public policy through direct interaction with Smithsonian leaders, and with policy leaders throughout the Washington, DC network. The program is designed for a new generation of leaders, who seek a experience that leverages both scholarly and practical expertise in an environment of innovation like no other. Among the goals of the James Smithson Fellowship are to provide fellows with the opportunity to: Conduct scholarly research at the Smithsonian; Strengthen understanding of the interplay between research and public policy; Gain skills at leveraging research to inform conversations about public policy.


Deadline(s):January 15, 2016
Currently not accepting applications [check back September 2017]

Funding Type(s): Research, Travel

Eligibility: Individual (Postdoctoral)

Area(s): North America

Keyword(s): Conservation, Public policy
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