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Smithsonian Institution Graduate Student Fellowship

The Smithsonian Institution Graduate Student Fellowship is a Fellowship sponsored by Smithsonian Institution.

Award Information:

Amount of Fellowship: Average: $4500, plus research allowance for a 10-week term
Application Deadline: 15-Jan
Requirements: Selection based upon academic standing, scholarly qualifications, experience, and the quality of the research project or study proposed and its suitability to Smithsonian collections, facilities, and programs. Applicants must propose research in a field pursued at the Smithsonian and must offer a specific and detailed research proposal indicating why the Smithsonian is the appropriate place to conduct the studies proposed.
Eligibility: Master's-level study

Sponsorship provided by:

Smithsonian Institution
750 Ninth Street NW, Suite 9300
Washington, DC 20013-7012
Phone Number: 202 275 0655
Fax Number: 202 275 0489

You can find out more by contacting:

Will Morrison
Program Manager

You should always search for available information on the fellowship. A maximized likelihood of achieving your goal comes from initially researching the prerequisites and knowing if you fulfill them. At the outset be aware of the reason for involvement of the Smithsonian Institution and what they hope to achieve with the Graduate Student Fellowship. Once that is done, figure out if there is a decent shot to obtain the fellowship. After figuring out that there is a good chance that you can be a recipient of the Graduate Student Fellowship, then it is worth it to put forth the effort to apply.

An important part of applying for the fellowship is paying close attention to the application. Applications can sometimes be drawn-out and boring, but it is absolutely critical that you fill out the application precisely and in its entirety. Use caution to insure that you will not lose out on a technicality.

Once the application is sent off, figure out the timeframe regarding when the Graduate Student Fellowship confers the award and makes payment of the resources so that you can know if you will be able to count on the fellowship to provide additional support for your financial needs and how it will assist with your future, stipulations may exist on what bills you can pay with the Graduate Student Fellowship. You might find it challenging to cover the increasing costs of education, and obtaining the Graduate Student Fellowship to assist with your expenses can be a huge help. If you are not fortunate to receive the Graduate Student Fellowship, try not to be upset, search for additional fellowships and your persistence may be rewarded.

Last Updated: 12/18/2015


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