Smithsonian Institution Fellowships


The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum, education, and research complex. Smithsonian fellowships are offered to individuals who design and develop proposals to conduct independent research in fields pursued by and of interest to the Institution. 

  • Central Fellowship Programs fund fellowships that take place at museums, research institutes and offices across the Smithsonian.
  • Museums, Research Institutes, Centers, and Office's Fellowship Programs are managed by the Smithsonian unit.
  • Fellowship Program Partners are hosted at the Smithsonian but applications are taken through a partner organization.


Varies by award.

Eligibility Requirements

Varies by award.

How to Apply

Apply on the Smithsonian website