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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Fellowships in Entomology are available through the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program, which provides funding for graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and senior investigators to conduct research in association with Smithsonian scientists.

Candidates are especially encouraged to apply for the multi-year Peter Buck Fellowships. Fellows based at NMNH have access to a research staff of more than 100 scholars, world-class collections, and modern core facilities including molecular laboratories, computer clusters, SEM, and stable isotope labs.

All applicants should contact potential staff advisors to determine the feasibility of the proposed research and tenure dates, as well as the availability of relevant collections and other resources. Information about potential staff advisors and their work is available under the staff link on the left sidebar.

Proposal deadline is December 1, 2014. Fellowship durations range from three months to three years depending on fellowship category. The stipend for Predoctoral Fellows is $30,000 per year (twelve months) and for Postdoctoral and Senior Fellows is $45,000 per year (twelve months). A maximum research allowance of $4,000 per year is available. Ten-week Graduate Student Fellowships are also available with a stipend of $6,500. Fellowships are open to citizens of any country.

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