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Smithsonian Institution Predoctoral Fellowship

The Smithsonian Institution Predoctoral Fellowship is a Fellowship sponsored by Smithsonian Institution.

Award Information:

Amount of Fellowship: Average: $20000, plus research allowance; award is pro-rated for periods of less than 12 months
Application Deadline: 15-Jan
Requirements: Applicant must have completed preliminary coursework and examinations for the doctoral degree and be engaged in dissertation research. Candidates are evaluated on their academic standing, scholarly qualifications, experience, and the quality of the research project or study proposed and its suitability to Smithsonian collections, facilities, and programs. Recipients are expected to spend most of their tenure in residence at the Smithsonian, except when arrangements are made for periods of field work or research travel.
Eligibility: Doctoral-level study, Other postgraduate-level study

Sponsorship provided by:

Smithsonian Institution
750 Ninth Street NW, Suite 9300
Washington, DC 20013-7012
USA
Email Address: siofg@si.edu
Phone Number: 202 275 0655
Fax Number: 202 275 0489
http://www.si.edu/research+study

You can find out more by contacting:

Will Morrison
Program Manager

You should always search for the background of the fellowship. A maximized likelihood of success is a result of finding out the requirements from the start and knowing if you fulfill them. Before you even begin, be aware of the driving force for the Smithsonian Institution and their goals for the Predoctoral Fellowship. After making sure you satisfy the prerequisites, you should determine if you have any likelihood of being awarded the fellowship. Once you believe that you have the possibility that you can be one of the winners of the Predoctoral Fellowship, then it is worth it to put forth the effort to apply.

A vital detail of working toward obtaining the fellowship is paying close attention to the application. Occasionally the process can be drawn-out and boring, but you shouldn't underestimate how important it is that you fill out the application accurately and completely. Pay careful attention so that you won't lose out because of carelessness.

After the required forms have been mailed, you should note when the Predoctoral Fellowship actually dispenses the money in order to stay informed about if you can rely on the fellowship to provide additional support for your financial needs and its personal usefulness, since there might be constraints on what expenses are covered by the Predoctoral Fellowship. It can be difficult to find ways to take care of the increasing costs of education, and obtaining the Predoctoral Fellowship can make things much easier. If you are not fortunate to receive the Predoctoral Fellowship, continue looking, there will be alternative fellowships and you may find success elsewhere.

Last Updated: 12/18/2015

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