2020 Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program

Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program

Application deadline: 1 November 2019

Application opens in August!  


Did you know that more applications received to a program results in a larger portion of funds available to that program?  It’s true, so please encourage all eligible candidates to apply!  A recruitment flyer is attached to help you share the word.

Annual Fellowship stipend award rates:

  • $7,500/10-week Graduate Student Fellowship

  • $36,000/year for Predoctoral Fellowship

  • $50,400/year for Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • $50,400/year for Senior Researcher Fellowship

In addition to stipend a relocation allowance is provided to awardees based on location.  Predoctoral and Postdoctoral fellowship applicants can apply for a research allowance of up to $4,000 EACH YEAR.  

 In addition to general applications, we have special fellowships program such as the following which are of specific interest for anthropology:

Constance M. Filling Ten-week Graduate Student Fellowship:


Peter Buck Fellowship


Big Ten Academic Alliance Smithsonian Fellowship:


James Smithson Fellowship: