Smithsonian Fellowships

Smithsonian Fellowship now open for applications!

BTAA Smithsonian Institution Fellowship:

The Big Ten Academic Alliance is the nation's premier higher education consortium of top-tier research institutions, including the Big Ten Conference members and the University of Chicago. Through collaboration, BTAA members share assets, and increase teaching, learning, and research opportunities.

The BTAA and the Smithsonian Institution (SI) invite fellowship applications for one-year fellowships to support research in residence at Smithsonian Institution facilities.
Fellowships carry a stipend of $30,000. All fields of study that are actively pursued by the museums and research organizations of the Smithsonian Institution are eligible.

How it Works
Under this fellowship program, the Smithsonian Institution and the Fellow's university share the cost of support. Students enrolled at BTAA member universities apply directly via the Smithsonian's Online Application System (SOLAA). The Smithsonian Institution will review applications and award up to seven (7) BTAA Fellowships to eligible applicants from BTAA institutions.

All unfunded applications will be eligible for consideration in the general Smithsonian Institution competition. Review of applications for the general competition begins in January 2016.

Students must have completed all course work for their programs, and must have been admitted into doctoral candidacy and satisfied all requirements except completion of the dissertation in order to qualify. Only students enrolled at BTAA institutions are eligible to apply.

The stipend is $30,000 for one year, and fellows are eligible for tuition and health insurance benefits in accordance with their university policy.
Fellows are eligible to receive allowances for related expenses and for temporary relocation to the Smithsonian.

Application Instructions
See Program Guide for full details. The application materials must be submitted electronically between September 8, 2015 and December 1, 2015 at 5 PM through .

Program Guide
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