The Fulbright-Smithsonian Scholar Award allows one UK academic or professional to undertake independent post-doctoral research or study across any disciplines that utilize Smithsonian’s collections, facilities, or experts.
This award is for a duration of 3 months.
This award is generously sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian is the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex, with 19 museums and the National Zoo - shaping the future by preserving our heritage, discovering new knowledge, and sharing our resources with the world.
Applicants to this award should consider the merits of working with the unique suite of collections and facilities, not only at the Smithsonian's Washington, D.C. National Mall locations, but at all Smithsonian locations within the US. Explore our museums, educational initiatives, and research and cultural centers to find where your interests align with ours.
Applicants to this award should:
- Review the Smithsonian Opportunities for Research and Study (SORS) guide to identify potential advisors and collaborators.
- Contact prospective advisors at the Smithsonian and request a letter of affiliation. This letter should be included in their Fulbright application.
- Submit their application to the US-UK Fulbright Commission. If selected, those application materials must then be submitted to the Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment System (SOLAA).
$5,000 per month
This is intended as a contribution towards any institutional fees and accommodation & maintenance costs while in the USA.