The Lemelson Center Fellowship Program supports projects that present creative approaches to the study of invention and innovation in American society. Fellows are expected to reside in the D.C. area, to participate in the Center’s activities, and to make a presentation their work. $575-$870/week.
Fellowships in Science and International Affairs
The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs offers research fellowships during the academic year in science and international affairs. Fellowship programs include: 1) International Security, 2) Science, Technology, and Public Policy, and 3) Environment and Natural Resources
Patricia and Phillip Frost Fellowship
The Patricia and Phillip Frost Fellowship is offered to support research in American art and visual culture.
James Renwick Fellowship in American Craft at the Smithsonian American Art Museum
The James Renwick Fellowship in American Craft is available for research in American studio crafts or decorative arts from the nineteenth century to the present.
National Museum of Natural History American Indian Program
The American Indian Program was established to encourage participation of Native Americans in Smithsonian activities and to support collection research, exhibitions, and public programming as they relate to Native peoples. Applicants should apply for stipends through the Office of Fellowships.
Anna C. and Oliver C. Colburn Fellowship
$11,000 fellowship supports doctoral and postdoctoral researchers for studies at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Greece, for up to one year.
The David Library of the American Revolution offers short-term Resident Research Fellowships for doctoral candidates and postdocs to conduct research in its microfilm and print collections on the era (1750-1800). Fellows receive a stipend, housing, and Library access for one month.
Lerner-Gray Grants for Marine Research
These funds provide financial assistance to highly qualified persons starting careers in marine zoology. Funds are limited to projects dealing with systematics, evolution, ecology and field-oriented behavioral studies. Awards are not made to support research in botany and biochemistry.
Collection Study Grants
This grant provides financial assistance to enable predoctoral and recent postdoctoral investigators to study the ornithological collections at the AMNH. Because the funds are intended for travel and subsistence, applicants within daily commuting range of the museum are not eligible to apply.
Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies: Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships
The purpose of the Academy Scholars Program is to identify and support outstanding scholars in the social sciences (including history and law) with an in-depth grounding in non-Western countries or regions. Fellows conduct either post-doctoral or dissertation research in their fields and areas.