Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology

Supported by the Smithsonian Institution and the National Science Foundation
June 25 - July 20, 2012
Application deadline: MARCH 1

SIMA is a graduate student training program in museum research methods offered through the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History. Students participate in seminars and hands-on workshops at the museum and at an off-site collections facility, learning to navigate museum systems and select methods for examination and analysis of museum specimens while collecting data for a project of their choice.

WHO: Graduate students interested in using museum collections as data
DATES: Applications due MARCH 1, 2012; SIMA 2012 will be June 25 – July 20
COST: The program covers tuition and housing (provided at a local

A small stipend will be provided to assist with the cost of food and other local expenses. Participants are individually responsible for travel costs.

ELIGIBILITY: Students studying anthropology or related interdisciplinary programs at the M.A. and doctoral levels are considered for acceptance. All U.S. graduate students are eligible for acceptance, even if studying abroad. International students can be considered if they are enrolled in a university in the U.S.A. NOTE: First Nations people of Canada are eligible.

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