Senior Postdoctoral Researcher Fellowship

Smithsonian Institution (SI)

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Grant amount: Up to US $52,000

Anticipated deadline: Nov 1, 2019

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher

Funding uses: Research, Fellowship

Location of project: Panama

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Degree requirements: Applicants must have a completed PhD

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STRI’s success as a research institute is a direct function of our ability to attract the brightest scholars from disparate fields of study.  The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program supports independent research and study related to Smithsonian facilities, experts, or collection for the increase and diffusion of knowledge.

Smithsonian fellowship stipends are not salary or compensation. They are meant to support study and research during the tenure of the appointment and cannot be issued retroactively.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • To apply for the Postdoctoral Fellowship, the degree must be completed by the time the fellowship begins. 
  • To apply for the Senior Postdoctoral Fellowships, applicants must have held a Ph.D. or equivalent for at least 7 years.
  • The program is open to US citizens and Non-US citizens.
    • Applicants whose native language is not English are expected to have the ability to write and converse fluently in English. All application materials must be presented in English
  • Past or current fellowship recipients are eligible to apply for another award.


  • No employee or contractor of the Smithsonian Institution may hold a Smithsonian fellowship during the time of his/her employment or contract.
  • A fellowship may not be awarded to any person who has been employed by or under contract to the Institution in the previous year without the prior approval of the Office of Fellowships